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Supporting people to live lives of their choosing
Call for submissions for Plenary Presentations and Poster Displays
The Quality Improvement Team in the National Disability Operations Office is planning a National Sharing day (along the lines of the Patient Safety Sharing Day but for providers of disability services) on the 25th September 2019.
The theme of the Sharing Day will be “supporting people to live lives of their choosing” and will focus on examples of good practice around the country in meeting the 9 outcome domains from the Quality Framework for outcomes-focussed Disability Services. The Sharing Day will emphasise Continuous Quality Improvement in our services as opposed to just compliance with Regulations. There are multiple examples of really good practice around the country and this will be an opportunity to showcase those to a wider audience and share the learning across the country.
Nine Quality of Life Domains
The HSE is undertaking a major reform of services for persons with a disability entitled Transforming Lives. Following research and consultation by the National Disability Authority, the Department of Health and the Health Services Executive approved nine outcomes for Irish disability services for adults.
Submissions are invited where services can share examples of good practice in meeting one or all of the nine quality of life domains:
The persons who use disability services:
We are encouraging submissions from people who are supported as well as services and would hope that the majority of presentations on the day will be made by persons who are using the services in addition to the staff who support them.
Some suggested topics are:
Please make your submission on the attached form, completing all sections fully, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 19th 2019. No submissions will be accepted after this date. Notification of successful submissions will be sent by July 31st 2019.