Interim Standards and Plans to Progress Implementation in 2016

In September 2014, the HSE published ‘Draft Interim Standards for New Directions - Services & Supports for Adults with Disabilities’ for public consultation for a period of 6 weeks.  The need to develop Standards for day services arose as a key recommendation in ‘New Directions, the review of HSE Funded Adult Day Services’ published in 2012.  The NDA supported the HSE to develop the Interim Standards.

424 submissions were made to the HSE in response to the public consultation, primarily by people who use services, their families and service providers.  Reports on the feedback received are now available.  Read these reports now:-

Next Steps 2016

Read Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities.pdf (size 774.2 KB)

Easy to Read Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities.pdf (size 2.8 MB)

The HSE ratified the Interim Standards in 2015 and the following steps will be taken in 2016 to progress implementation using an approach of continuous quality improvement:-

  • A Communication Strategy to launch the Interim Standards will be developed.
  • An Easy to Read Interim Standards document will be developed.
  • A methodology will be developed for service providers to assess their services against the Standards with a view to developing and implementing quality improvement plans.