Doing More with More [PDF]

John O’Brien

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies – Ireland
Challenging Times: Ensuring Values

June 2011

People have better life chances when these things are true.They offer a measure of effectiveness. For example, we could test the effectiveness of special education + family supports by determining how many young people arrive at their 18th birthday able to say that these five things are true for them.

Experience of a variety of community roles that provide knowledge of interests & capacities

Confidence based on experience that they can take action, solve problems, & deal with breakdowns, difficulties, & prejudiced treatment

A hopeful & positive vision for a contributing community future. A diverse network built on reciprocity + willingness to ask
A practical understanding of impairment