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Crann Centre and UCC to advance disability family supports

University College Cork (UCC) has joined forces with Irish charity the Crann Centre to help advance care for families living with neuro-physical disabilities

The partnership will include research being conducted on the impact of the Crann 2Gen model of care, which focuses on delivering a range of services and supports to a child or adult with a disability, while also offering services to family members.

Through its centre in Ballincollig in Cork, Crann provides life-long, life-changing solutions for children, adults and families living with a range of neuro-physical disabilities.

Crann is the first organisation in Europe to adopt the 2Gen approach for disability. The research generated by the collaboration with UCC will influence the wider application of 2Gen across the disability sector, in Ireland and across the world.

Welcoming the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two bodies, Crann Founder Kate Jarvey said: “The Crann 2Gen model of care encapsulates a strategic equanimity of service provision not only for individuals with disability but also for their entire family.”

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