September 2022

Sunbeam House Services – ‘A Conversation about Voice and Participation’

By Cathy Macken, Viewpoint Rights Group, Sunbeam House Services County Wicklow.  Sunbeam House services provides services and supports to adults with intellectual disabilities.  Featured in this video is Cathy Macken, who attends Sunbeam, in conversation with Eileen Kelly - Independent Advocacy Facilitator.  Cathy is a member of Viewpoint, Sunbeam’s Rights Group.  She is also the

Limerick Participation Group: ‘Equality for Everyone’

The YAP young people in Limerick's Participation Group discussed the importance of equality within their lives with Team Leader Shane. Congratulations to Michael, Adam, Nadine, Travis, Edward, Sally, Aga, Gosia and Vanessa for participating in this brilliant video. This video was showcased at YAP's National Event on August 18th 2022 in Croke Park.  

Cork Participation Group: ‘Equality for Everyone’ Interviews:

YAP Ireland's Cork Participation Group conducted a series of interviews surrounding YAP's National Event theme 'Equality for Everyone'. The Young People interviewed All Ireland Champion and Irish Sportswoman Rhena Buckley, MEP Barry Andrews, Munster Rugby player Jack Crowley and Cork County Councillor John Paul O'Shea. This video was showcased at YAP's National Event on August

August 2022

May 2022

YAP Youth Forum

In April, YAP hosted the first YAP Youth Forum of the Year. Advocates and their young people were invited along to take part in this exciting participation group event. Everyone in attendance went to Castlecomer discovery park in Kilkenny for and adventurous day out.  The group got involved in some fun team-building challenges and some

November 2021

YAPAbility Webinar – Reach your Full Potential

On Tuesday November 9th YAP held our final webinar of 2021 'YAPAbility, Reach your full Potential' hosted by our director of Services Aisling Nodwell. The webinar focused on the relaunch of our disability service that has been renamed YAPAbility which fits more inline with our strengths based, inclusive and wraparound approach. The Webinar was also

Conceptualising Participation Practices within YAP

Research project conducted by NUIG in 2021 The latest NUIG research project looked at the way that participation happens within YAP. They interviewed and conducted focus groups (mostly over Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions), with a wide range of stakeholders including board members, full-time employees, advocates, young people and their families. During these interviews and

October 2021

Youth Forum October 2021

The third and final Youth Forum took place in Cabra Parkside - it was great to be face to face once again. We had a mix of team building activities it was amazing to see the different ways people approached the tower from materials game. There was also a lot of laugher and competitiveness when

August 2021

Global Youth Voices – International Youth Day 2021

International Youth Day is celebrated annually on 12 August to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. YAP Global Youth Voices celebrates this year with the theme: YAP GLOBAL YOUTH VOICES REFLECT & REBUILD: A CELEBRATION OF RESILIENCE.   YAP

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