Genio commissioned a team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin to conduct an evaluation of these four projects. The report titled Towards a full life: an evaluation of family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland is the account of the evaluation.

Some of the key findings of the report are that:

  • For the majority of participants the projects had a positive impact on the person attending, their family member and the family unit
  • The projects enhanced knowledge and skills of participants and challenged and changed their thinking about disability
  • The projects positively affected the participants ability to advocate for the rights of their family member and engage with services on a more equal footing
  • For some participants, the projects resulted in greater involvement and social connections of their family with community
  • Participants reported improved quality of life, self-esteem, and confidence for their family member as a result of their increased autonomy, independence, and involvement in decision making.
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