Genio is a non-profit organisation based in Ireland. We are meeting the challenges of transforming social services by working with Government and philanthropy to support people in leading self-determined lives. This requires social services to become personalised and cost-effective rather than standardised, ‘one-size-fits-all’ and unnecessarily expensive. Personalised services respond in timely and flexible ways that put the person at the heart of service design and delivery. It means giving people what they need, when and where they need it. 

We have developed a model for public-private partnership to achieve social service transformation. We take a phased approached across three stages; (i) early innovation; (ii) scaling innovation; and (iii) system-wide change. We currently work in Ireland in the fields of dementia, disability and mental health and are in the process of working with the Health Service Executive of Ireland and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government in applying the model to the area of homelessness.

Core Activities

We award and performance-manage innovation funding through the Genio Trust; provide training and expertise to our key stakeholders through our capacity building programme; and undertake and commission research to measure impact and costs. This assists philanthropic and government funders to achieve service transformation at scale, leading to sustained, positive changes in the lives of people who are disadvantaged.

    Track record

    We have spent the last ten years helping to develop and implement transformation in the areas of disability, mental health and dementia. To date we have supported service improvements to reach over 8,000 people and have provided training, advice and support to a further 11,000 staff, family members and carers. 

    Specialists in transforming social services

    We work with Government and Philanthropy
    to support people in leading self-determined lives

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    19-21 Westland Square
    Pearse St., Dublin 2, D02 YH27, Ireland
    Phone +353 1 707 1700
    Email [email protected]