We are working with the HSE on a targeted and accelerated change programme through the Service Reform Fund (SRF) Disability Programme. This includes supporting 10 congregated sites (also known as institutions) to build self-directed, community-based services and to support people with disabilities living in these settings to move to their own homes in the community. The films below demonstrate examples of this work.

Within this programme, there are three other key areas of work:
  • Community living – supporting people to move from congregated settings or institutions to the community; to have improved living arrangements in the community; and to lead self-directed, meaningful lives, engaged in local and mainstream activity. This is aimed at those who are moving from an institution or those at risk of institutionalisation. While our work focuses on a number of specific projects and institutions, the learning will help inform delivery of housing supports and reconfiguration of resources in disability services nationally.
  • Reform of day services to person-centred supports – supporting alternative ways of meeting the work, education, training and recreation needs of people with a disability within mainstream, community settings.
  • Alternative respite – developing a range of non-institutional respite options for individuals and their families.

Funding was awarded by the Genio Trust following a rigorous application process jointly assessed through the Genio Trust and the HSE, with direct input from service users and family representatives. Grants were awarded through the HSE community structures, Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) around the country.

Explore our interactive map of Ireland to view disability projects funded through Genio. Use the filters to view by areas of interest and counties. Brief descriptions of each project are provided along with details of the grant awarded.

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