In partnership with the Health Service Executive, Genio invited applications for funding to support young people with disabilities to access work, education, training, and recreation opportunities in September 2012.
Please note the deadline for applications was 5pm Friday 3rd August.
This fund is intended to:
- support the development of individualised responses for school leavers.
- support individuals currently in day services or rehabilitative training to move to individualised responses and free up capacity.
Applications were welcome from partnerships/consortia only:
(applications will not be accepted from one individual or organisation working alone)
- multi-stakeholder consortia including families, business, community and training agencies who can come together to provide individualised responses to school leavers with disabilities.
- in order to address areas with specific needs, applications will be invited from both new and existing providers
The deadline for submission was 5pm Friday 3rd August.
You can review your submission and application status here:
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.
Recent reports and policy proposals in disability 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 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. This funding is being allocated across five streams (see Applications 2012). This was a further call to the earlier grant stream in May 2012 for school leavers, which was undersubscribed.
Briefings were held in Mullingar, Galway and Cork on 25th and 26th July to provide information for potential applicants. If you were unable to attend these events or would like a copy of the presentation click here to download the presentation slides now.
If you require any additional 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