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National Conference

Designing Sustainable Supports For Individuals -
Taking a Lead from People with Disabilities and Families

On 13th and 14th May 2010, the New Options Alliance hosted a National Conference in Portlaoise on designing sustainable supports for individuals. The purpose of the conference was to provided an in depth look at some innovative person centres service arrangements in Ireland for people with a range of disabilities.

The New Options Alliance is a network of agencies who are interested in and committed to promoting person-centred and inclusive options for citizens with different kinds of disability.

The vision of the alliance is:

Life without Limits - an Alliance supporting and leading change for people with disability.

A copy of the conference presentations and DVD’s are now available for delegates.

Jack’s story, Co. Galway

  • The power of a Champion, Helen Mullarkey (narrative)
  • Setting up the Service, Brian Malone (narrative)

Parallel Sessions

Family Leadership and Partnership

Organisational Change, Growth and Sustainability

Agencies currently associated with New Options Alliance include:

Western Care, Cheshire Ireland, Brothers of Charity Services Clare, Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon, KARE, St. John of God Brothers, Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary/Muriosa Foundation, Centre for Disability, Legislation & Policy at NUIG, Dara Services, Walkinstown Association and Brothers of Charity Services Galway.

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