Applications for Expressions of Interest to the Genio Dementia Project are now CLOSED. The deadline for applications was 5pm Friday 20th January 2012.
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Genio has received funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies and the HSE to develop and test new service models which will improve the range and quality of community-based supports for people with dementia; to influence public policy and investment in this area; and to build the leadership in the field that is necessary in order to capitalise on the potential of the proposed national dementia strategy.
The project will focus on six main areas of activity:
Developing in approximately four geographic demonstration areas nationally, the provision and integration of person-centred, community-based supports to people with dementia and their families/carers that enable them to live longer within their local community – thus diverting them from institutional care;
Supporting services and their personnel in demonstration areas to work with a person-centred focus and in a more collaborative and integrated way with enhanced awareness and skills; identifying barriers and solutions around integrative working;
Using a community development approach to identify and harness existing community resources (including all resources, not just those with a focus on older people), to develop community-based responses which use local strengths and resources to meet local and individual need. This will build a range of community supports across each area;
Developing Best Practice
Applying and testing principles and best practice models from other sectors including disability, mental health and children’s services, for example, person-focus, early intervention, prevention, community integration, consultation and participation;
The development of a Learning Network across the four demonstration areas and beyond in order to share learning in a systematic way and to create a learning support for further areas; and
Collecting quantitative and qualitative data from the demonstration areas to evaluate the community support models; to feed into learning networks which will be developed to extend models of community support; and to inform the development of the National Dementia Strategy.
This approach is aligned with Government policy, which emphasises the provision of services which support older people to remain at home, living full lives for as long as possible and supporting families and local communities in this aim.
Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 20th January 2012.
If you submitted an application you may return to your application online, 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.
It is envisaged that the fund available for each demonstration area will be approximately €600,000 - €750,000 over the period of the project (3 to 3.5 years).
- Mr. Finbarr Flood (Chairperson)
- Dr. Ruth Barrington
- Dr. Edmond Molloy