Brochures & Project Catalogues

Dementia Service Design Summary

This publication from the Health Service Executive & Genio is the first comprehensive Community Supports Model for People with Dementia in Ireland. Although informed by international learning, this model is a unique Irish innovation and draws from the experience of four key demonstration projects undertaken across Ireland from 2012-15. The focus of this work has been on dementia but the learning from the model also has potential for all older people's services and other service areas in Ireland and internationally.

The model puts people with dementia and their families at the centre of service design and demonstrates an approach which engages with the wider community and mainstream services, as well as health and social care services. This offers a potential alternative to residential care and focuses on supporting people at home in their own communities for as long as possible.


HSE & Genio Dementia Programme Overview

The HSE & Genio Dementia Programme seeks to transform the range and quality of community-based supports for people with dementia in Ireland, and to change how we think about supporting people with dementia and their families. In line with government policy, these models are supporting people to remain at home, living full lives for as long as possible, and supporting families and local communities in this goal.

Revised edition November 2016.


Genio - In the Business of Smart Social Investment

Since 2010, we have awarded funding to 210 projects nationally to provide over 5,500 people with personalised services in the community. In addition over 9,000 families, carers and staff have received information and training