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 will involve Self Evaluation in the first instance.  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.

Next Steps

  • An Interim Standards Subgroup representative of all day service providers within each CHO will be established.
  • Each HSE funded adult day service location will complete Steps 1 and 2 and Actions at Step 3 of the EASI process by the following dates:

          CHO 1 September 24th 2018

          CHO 2 October 1st 2018

          CHO 3 October 3rd 2018

          CHO 4 October 10th 2018

          CHO 5 October 17th 2018

          CHO 6 October 24th 2018

          CHO 7 October 25th 2018

          CHO 8 November 7th 2018

          CHO 9 November 14th 2018

  • Progress will be reviewed on the implementation of the EASI process with all CHOs during October and November 2018.
  • Action Plans to be progressed and updated on a regular basis.
  • Step 4 - Review - to be completed by all service locations is May 2019.
  • The EASI process will extend to the remaining six themes in the Interim Standards over a two year period.

Further Information

Interim Standards for New Directions Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities

Easy to Read Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities

Workbook One Guidelines for EASI - Theme 1

Workbook One - EASI Tool - Theme 1

Easy to Read Workbook One Guidelines for EASI - Theme 1

Workbook One - EASI Tool - Excel Support Document

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