RehabCare, the health and social care division of Rehab, has announced that its two resource centres in Athlone have been awarded a top European quality honour in recognition of the standard of the services provided.
The European Quality in Social Services award - EQUASS Assurance - recognises RehabCare for its quality assurance and quality control in 19 of its resource centre services countrywide. The news brings to 28 the number of RehabCare services which have now gained the distinguished recognition.
EQUASS is a well-recognised European quality award for organisations providing social services. A number of European states, such as Norway, Portugal, Estonia, and Slovenia have adopted EQUASS as one of the approved standards for disability services. EQUASS aims to enhance the personal services sector by engaging service providers on quality matters and by guaranteeing the quality of services throughout Europe.
Peter McKevitt, general manager, RehabCare, commented, “We are delighted to have received EQUASS Assurance for our centre in Athlone, an independent European stamp of approval, verifying RehabCare’s commitment to best practice. The award is a tribute to our committed and flexible staff who each day work to enable the people who attend our services to achieve their goals, whatever they may be - moving into their own home, finding a job, learning how to drive, or even writing a book.”