Programme of work

The National Federation Secretariat support member organisations in the delivery of quality, person-centred services which seek to empower individuals to live a life of their choosing.  

Support the Quality & Standards Sub Committee

  • Through the work of the Quality & Standards Sub Committee we support member organisations in sharing information in relation to quality systems and the implementation of HIQA related Regulations / Standards.  
  • Support the implementation of the Work Plan of the Sub Committee.
  • ​Communicate outcomes with the wider Federation membership and relevant stakeholders.

HIQA - Supporting our members in implemation of Regulations and Standards

  • Advocate for the implementation of the NDA Review of the Regulations for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities.
  • Seek to ensure that the HIQA registration / inspection process results in improved quality of life outcomes for adults and children in residential services.
  • Participate in the HIQA Service Providers Forum and raise issues arising for members as necessary.
  • Liaise with HIQA on key topics / themes and provide feedback on Guidance Documents developed.
  • Discuss the funding requirements of member organisations with the HSE arising from the implementation of compliance actions as required by HIQA.

HSE Service Improvement Teams / Quality Improvement Division

  • Engage with the HSE Service Improvement Team. 
  • Liaise with the HSE Lead for Quality & Safety in relation to work underway to improve the quality of residential services with the following key themes: Leading for Improvement / Being person-centred / The delivery of safe, effective best practice care / Measuring and Learning for Improvement / Governing for quality and safety.
  • Liaise with the HSE on the design of a ‘Quality Framework’ for disability services. 

Health related Quality & Access Policies

Consider the Healthy Ireland Framework as it applies to people with an intellectual disability, in addition to the HSE Access Guidelines & Directorate on Health & Wellbeing, in order to determine how best people with an intellectual disability can benefit from and participate in framework initiatives.

Planning to meet future service needs

  • Support the work of the IDS-TILDA project.





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