This event was supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies in collaboration with the Office for Disability and Mental Health, Department of Health and the HSE. This event offered the opportunity to learn from leaders who are 'Making it Work' in the disability and mental health sectors supported through the 2010 Genio Trust innovation grant scheme. Presentations illustrated how group-based, institutional services are being refocused towards cost-effective individualised, community-based supports. There was also focus on overcoming the barriers to 'scaling up', so that as many individuals as possible are supported to live full lives in the community.
The event looked at how this model of supporting innovation in the disability and mental health sectors could be successfully replicated across other social sectors, combining government and philanthropic efforts.