Full report: An evaluation of personalised supports to individuals with disabilities and mental health difficulties

This report gives an overview of the findings from an evaluation of 23 projects that Genio grant-aided in 2010 and 2011 to facilitate personalised housing and support arrangements for persons with intellectual disabilities, mental health difficulties and physical disabilities. Commissioned by Genio, with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, this evaluation was undertaken by Prof. Roy McConkey and his team at the Ulster University and published in 2013. 

Findings summary: An evaluation of personalised supports to individuals with disabilities and mental health difficulties

A major study evaluating personalised supports for people with disabilities and mental health difficulties, commissioned by Genio, has been completed; ‘An evaluation of personalised supports to individuals with disabilities and mental health difficulties’.This evaluation was conducted by Prof. Roy McConkey and his team from the Ulster University. It is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind in Ireland and internationally; 197 people with disabilities and mental health difficulties were included from 24 projects, as well as 102 relatives of these individuals and 187 key workers supporting the participants. The views of senior managers of each project were also sought. Full report can be found here

Full report: Towards a full life - An evaluation of family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland

In 2010, Genio grant-aided four family-focused projects with a focus on building capacity within families to promote and support the inclusion of their family member with a disability. Genio commissioned a team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin to conduct an evaluation of these four projects. This report is the account of the evaluation.

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