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TRANSFORMING LIVES Supporting Person-Centred Disability Services

Progress Report 2016

CONTENTS 16

INTRODUCTION

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SIX PRIORITY STRANDS OF ACTIVITY

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01 STRATEGIC PLANNING

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02 PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION

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03 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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04 QUALITY & STANDARDS

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05 MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION

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06 GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY

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THE PROGRAMME OFFICE

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APPENDIX 1: PROGRAMME STEERING GROUP

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APPENDIX 2: PROGRAMME GOVERNANCE DOCUMENT

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APPENDIX 3: HSE REPORTING STRUCTURE

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ADDITIONAL INITIATIVES IN DISABILITY SERVICES

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TRANSFORMING LIVES PROGRAMME

REALISING PERSON CENTRED DISABILITY SERVICES IN IRELAND

FOREWORD

In Social Care Services we are focused on enabling people with disabilities to achieve their full potential. We are supporting people to live ordinary lives in ordinary places, as independently as possible while ensuring that the voices of service users, and their families, are heard and that they are fully involved in planning and improving services to meet their needs. To progress this, and to build on what we have achieved to date, we are continuing to reform our disability services. We are working to develop sustainable ways of providing services that ensures positive outcomes for service users while making the best use of our resources and delivering best value for tax payers. Through the Transforming Lives programme, a key priority for us is to continue to deliver on the strategic aims and recommendations of the significant work and research of the ‘Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in Ireland’. Specific elements of this will be implemented through our services and those we fund, while other initiatives are implemented through the Transforming Lives Programme working group process in collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH). Since 2012 there has been a sustained national collaborative effort with the DoH and across the disability sector to bring about a

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fundamental change in disability services in Ireland. Although there are challenges, much positive progress has already been made. We welcome, for example, the newly established Taskforce on Personalised Budgets set up by the Minister for Disabilities. This was established under a Programme for a Partnership Government as a key element of the Government’s commitment to give people with disabilities greater control, independence and choice in terms of HSE funded disability services. There is of course, more to be done. In 2017, under the Transforming Lives programme, and in line with the wider health service improvement programme, our six priority strands of activity will be further progressed. Underpinning all of our work is the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of the population and of ensuring that the services we deliver are safe and of high quality. Transforming Lives provides the framework for doing this and for putting policy into practice across the key reports — Time to Move on from Congregated Settings in respect of residential centres, — New Directions programme to improve day services, and — Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People, which is focused on improving therapy services for children. This year Transforming Lives will also; support the work of

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the Taskforce on Personalised Budgets, complete a national Future Needs Assessment report, start a consultative process for service users in line with recommendations of the Plan for Effective Participation and, develop on-line information and advice on disability services for service users, families and the community. Transforming Lives is testament to the contribution of service