Interim Standards for New Directions

The New Directions National Implementation Group have agreed to progress the implementation of the Interim Standards using a continuous quality improvement approach.

The Implementation of the Interim Standards involves Self Evaluation.  The purpose of Self Evaluation is to explore and reflect with all stakeholders (people using the service, staff and management) and to report on the effectiveness and quality of the supports being provided under New Directions.

Evaluation, Action and Service Improvement (EASI)

EASI is a Self Evaluation process by each service location provider and is a fundamental part of continuous quality improvement process and key to the delivery of the New Directions policy.  The aim of the EASI process is to produce a constructive report which will help each service location provider to maintain and improve the quality of its services and supports under New Directions. 

In 2021 there was a number of webinars developed to support service providers to continue to implement the EASI continuous quality improvement process, these are available on HSeLanD

HSE funded Adult Disability Day Service Locations by Community Healthcare Organisation

Next steps

  • An Interim Standards Subgroup representative of all day service providers is active within each CHO area. 
  • The EASI process has been implemented and is progressing within each CHO area.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Action Plans are being progressed and updated in all day service locations on a regular basis.
  • Find details of Adult Disability Day Service Locations

Further information

Interim Standards for New Directions Report

Guidelines for EASI Process and Tool

EASI Process and Tool Theme 1-7

Easy to Read Guide for the EASI Process and Tool

Easy to Read Checklist - How is your service doing

Alignment of the New Directions 12 Supports with the Interim Standards

Alignment of National Outcomes Framework for Disability Services with the Interim Standards New Directions

Theme 1 Standards and Features.pdf (size 148.9 KB)

Theme 2 Standards and Features.pdf (size 146.2 KB)

Theme 3 Standards and Features.pdf (size 158.1 KB)

Theme 4 Standards and Features.pdf (size 117.7 KB)

Theme 5 Standards and Features.pdf (size 119.9 KB)

Theme 6 Standards and Features.pdf (size 84 KB)

Theme 7 Standards and Features.pdf (size 91.2 KB)