The Quality Standards Support Project
About The Quality Standards Support Project
With the support of the Health Service Executive - and the North Inner City Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force at a local level - The Quality Standards Support Project works to support drug and alcohol services in Ireland.
The Quality Standards Support Project aims to support projects to develop their services in line with good practice by providing a sustainable model to support the national development of good practice, providing learning supports, and facilitating the sharing of information between peer agencies in the development of good practice.
QuADS – Quality in Alcohol and Drug Services – is a quality standards framework developed in the UK by Alcohol Concern and SCODA in 1999. QuADS has been contextualised for Irish drug and alcohol services and has been adopted as the national quality standards for addiction services in Ireland.
Resources to support the QuADS Organisational Standards include the following:
Training delivered through Moodle. To participate, learners need access to a PC or laptop with internet access and have basic computer skills.
Policy Template Library
A library of policy templates for drug and alcohol services
How to use the QuADS Organisational Standards manual
A quick guide on how to use the QuADS Organisational Standards manual to review quality standards in an organisation
Links to useful resources
Videos on topics relating to quality standards
A list of frequently asked questions
For more information on the Quality Standards Support Project please contact:
Project Worker, Quality Standards Support Project
t: (01) 960 3004
The Quality Standards Support Project is supported by HSE National Social Inclusion Office. The following organisations have contributed significantly to the editing of the resource library: