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Public Consultation on ‘Draft Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities’

October 8th, 2014

 

The HSE is publishing “Draft Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities” for public consultation for a period of 6 weeks from 8th September to 17th October 2014.

These Draft Interim Standards arise from recommendations in “New Directions, the review of HSE Day Services and Implementation Plan”, published in 2012. New Directions sets out twelve supports that should be available to people using ‘day services’. It proposes that ‘day services’ should take the form of individualised outcome-focussed supports to allow adults using those services live a life of their choosing in accordance with their own wishes, needs and aspirations.

St. Cronans services have been asked to bring this public consultation to the attention of our service users and their families. The National Disability Authority has been working on the draft standards and their website contains a number of links to the draft standards.  An Easy to Read Guide to the Draft Interim Standards for New Directions has been prepared for this public consultation. The Easy to Read Guide is also available in four separate parts, formatted for use in facilitated consultation sessions.

You can download the following documents below:

Documents to support the use of the Easy to Read Guide in facilitated consultation sessions, divided into 4 parts, formatted for use in facilitated consultation sessions, and also available in a narrated video version:

How to make a submission:

A number of consultation questions have been prepared for your consideration when reviewing the ‘Draft Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities’. These questions are in the consultation feedback form. They are not intended, in any way, to limit feedback and any other comments are welcome.

The “Draft Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities” contain standards and features. You can comment on one or all of them, or you may wish to make general comments. When commenting on a specific standard or feature, please tell us the reference number of the standard or feature that you are commenting on (e.g. Standard 3.1 or Feature 4.1.2).

If you have any questions, you can contact Anne Melly by emailing anne.melly@hse.ie

The closing date for submissions is 5:00pm on October 17th 2014.

You can email consultation feedback to this email address: standards@nda.ie

You can post consultation feedback to this address:

Ruth O’Reilly,
Consultation on Draft Interim Standards for New Directions,
National Disability Authority,
25 Clyde Road,
Dublin 4.