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Our Impacts

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This arrow represents where we are in relation to fulfilling the goals set out in our Strategic Plan 2018 - 2020. 

You will see this arrow with more green as we progress through the plan.  

This image will be updated after every board meeting (last update from September 2018 meeting).

About our impacts


Voluntary services today must be very clear about what they are trying to achieve and they need to develop very specific aims and objectives along with strategic plans and targets.

WALK is working towards its Strategic Plan for 2018 - 2020 and alongside it has developed a monitoring and evaluation tool to measure progress. 

This measuring tool breaks the plan down in to:

OUTPUTS - these are the activities WALK does and the supports WALK provides.

OUTCOMES - these are the changes, benefits or learning that happens as a result of our work.

INDICATORS - these are the pointers we use to measure whether the outputs and outcomes are being achieved.

We will regularly report on progress of this Plan and will use this area to show the impacts we are making.

Progress Reports


Every two months, the Quality Department issue a progress report to our Board of Directors.  Shortly after the Board meets we publish these progress reports here.

The purpose of these reports is to provide a summary of progress made towards achieving the objectives (and therefore impact) of the Strategic Plan.

1st Progress Report on Strategic Plan 2018 2020 

2nd Progress Report on Strategic Plan 2018 2020 

3rd Progress Report on Strategic Plan 2018 2020 

Leading Change - Indicators of success

Personal Outcomes Measures (POMs) 2017

Personal Outcomes Measures 76% Outcomes are present for the people we support

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Personal Outcomes Measures (POMs) - 2017

Personal Outcomes Measures 88% supports are present for the people we support.

Choose Personal Goals

92% respondents said they 'chose personal goals'.

Staff Satisfaction Survey 2017

The mission/purpose of WALK makes me feel my job is important - 94%

Staff Satisfaction Survey 2017

WALK is a fair place to work in terms of how we are treated - 92%

Staff Satisfaction Survey 2017

At work, my opinion counts - 83%

Developing High Performance Teams - Indicators of Success

Service User Satisfaction Survey 2017

“The people in my life support and encourage me.” – 95% agreed.

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Service User Satisfaction Survey 2017

"I can achieve the things I want from live" - 93% agreed

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Service User Satisfaction Survey 2017

“The people in my life respect me” – 93% agreed.

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Delivering Outcomes - Indicators of Success

12 additional people trained in use of Rickter Scale

In 2017 The Rickter Project was further rolled out across the organisation

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24 people provided with ongoing mentoring in high quality plans

In 2017, this additional mentoring helped to embed a culture of high quality performance across WALK

Project Plan Template developed

In 2017, this project plan template was successfully applied to our projects. 83% of projects scored as satisfactory or above against the high quality plan definition.

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Connecting People - Indicators of Success

10 Lobbying issues put on lobbying register by 2 employees.

WALK lobbied on the areas of Employment, Education & Training, Social Enterprise and Housing.

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14 days of community events

in 2017, WALK ran 14 days of community events. 

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263 volunteers engaged with community activities

Volunteers engaged in the following:  Winter Wonderland, Fright Night, Walk for WALK, Golf Classic, Mini Marathon, Dublin 12 Enterprise event.

72 people with disabilities in paid employment.

By the end of 2017, 72 people have been supported into jobs through our supported employment programmes.

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36 people qualified as PEER mentors

This brings to 213, the total number of people trained as PEER mentors.

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Performance Development planning with staff

In 2017, WALK's Annual Planning review showed that the quality of performance development planning with staff increased by 9%. 

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Delivering Sustainable Resources - Indicators of success

Opening of two new cafes

Two new cafes opened as part of WALK's Social Enterprise.

Bike Scheme in WALK

5 new bikes purchased for WALK's bike scheme to encourage staff and the people we support to cycle instead of using cars.

19% decrease in energy costs

In 2017, WALK moved to a different energy supplier and saved 19% in energy costs across the organisation

Our Address

our address

WALK Head Office, 1 Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

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Phone: +353 (0)1 465 03 88

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WALK is a registered Charity. Charity number is CHY 10777. Companies Registration Number 322400. Registered Charity Number (CRA Number) 20028008
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WALK is the trading name for Walkinstown Association for People with an Intellectual Disability Limited. All rights reserved. © WALK 2015
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