Mary Kealy has just retired as CEO of Brothers of Charity, Clare, in the West of Ireland. During the past ten years she led a radical change in how support is provided to people. The agency’s focus changed from supporting people in segregated group settings to supporting each individual to pursue opportunities and supports enabling them to live a ‘real life in a real place’ - embedded in community and meaningful relationships.
This paper is an edited version of Mary’s key note address at the 2013 Belonging Matters’ “One Person at a Time Conference: What Could Be”, in Melbourne.
This article was originally published in: Thinking about…Issue 19, June 2014. Belonging Matters: Melbourne
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