European award for excellence in social services

Services delivered by National Learning Network, Rehab’s training and employment division, have become the first in Ireland to be awarded the European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) Excellence Award, which is used as a reference for social services legislation in several European countries.

Services delivered by National Learning Network, Rehab’s training and employment division, have become the first in Ireland to be awarded the European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) Excellence Award, which is used as a reference for social services legislation in several European countries.

National Learning Network received the award following a national assessment of its services and processes. The assessments involved external audit and benchmarking with site visits including to Kilkenny by independent and qualified international assessors.

EQUASS sets out a framework for social services that are person-centred with an approach that focuses on quality, excellence and best practice, and organisations receiving EQUASS Excellence can be considered Centres of Excellence.