Applications for the Genio Disability and Mental Health Programme 2012 are now closed. The deadline for applications was 5pm Wednesday 9th May 2012. We are not in a position to accept applications beyond this time.
Screening and evaluation of applications are now underway. Updates will be posted on our website and through the applications portal.
If you submitted an application you may return to your application online through the portal, to review it at any time and to receive application status updates. Please note that applicants are unable to make any changes to the submitted applications after the submission deadline.
There are five grant streams in disability and mental health in 2012:
- Community living (disability and mental health)
This grant stream is to develop non-institutional models of residential support for individuals in the community, for those who are moving from an institution in the context of institutional closure; as a response to those at risk of institutionalisation; or as a stand-alone initiative.
- Alternative respite (disability and mental health)
This grant stream is to develop a range of non-institutional respite options for individuals with disabilities and/or mental health difficulties and their families.
- Supporting school leavers (disability)
This scheme is aimed at supporting alternative ways of meeting the work, education, training and recreation needs for school leavers with a disability that is mainstreamed and located in ‘real’ community settings.
- Supporting recovery (mental health)
This scheme is focused on developing individualised responses to recovery for people with mental health difficulties. The aim is to redesign the services currently provided in day hospital and day centre settings so that interventions are focused on outcomes that are important to the service user and which will support his/her recovery, particularly in terms of regaining valued roles through work and reconnecting with community.
- Capacity building (disability and mental health)
This grant stream is to provide a range of capacity building and training opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health difficulties, families, advocates, staff and other relevant stakeholders which are focused on supporting the provision of individualised responses to people with disability and/or mental health difficulties. This grant stream also includes opportunities to experience other service models through staff exchanges.
The policy context for the provision of services and supports to people with disabilities has been described in detail following the recent publication of several reports; the Congregated Settings Report, the New Directions Review of Day Services, the report on Respite/Residential Care with Host Families in Community Settings and the Disability Policy Review. In mental health, the national policy Vision for Change is currently being implemented.
Recent reports and policy proposals in disability and national mental health policy describe a model of service provision which is very different to current provision, with a focus on individualised supports and services to be provided which support people with disabilities or mental health difficulties to live full independent lives in the community, included as active participating citizens.
€3m has been allocated to Genio from the HSE Disability Care Group on a recurring basis to facilitate the reconfiguration of services for people with physical and sensory disabilities, and people with intellectual disabilities, towards individualised services and supports.
€2m has been allocated to Genio from the €35m allocation for Programme for Government Objectives in mental health in 2012. In accordance with the HSE National Service Plan 2012 this allocation will be used to accelerate innovative practices and service modernisation in mental health in line with A Vision for Change.
There is no lower or upper limit for grant applications within these allocations.
If you require any information or assistance please check the Application Guidelines & Criteria, Frequently Asked Questions and Help. If you cannot find the answer that you require please contact us at email@example.com or call 044 9385940.
- Mr. Finbarr Flood (Chairperson)
- Dr. Ruth Barrington
- Dr. Edmond Molloy