Revised NZS 8158 Standard helps ensure people receive quality home and community support
Issue 38 – May 2012
Standards New Zealand has facilitated the revision of New Zealand's Home and community support sector Standard, NZS 8158. Standards New Zealand Chief Executive Debbie Chin says that the revised Standard (NZS 8158:2012), 'reflects a fundamental shift towards support that allows people to make decisions about their lives and how they want to live. It also reflects a stronger focus on outcomes for people receiving support.'
NEW NZS STANDARD
NZS 8158:2012 Home and community support sector Standard
Sets out what people receiving support in a home or community setting can expect from the services they receive and the minimum requirements to be attained by organisations. This Standard revises the 2003 edition. The overarching outcome that this Standard aims to achieve is to support people facing challenges to their ability to fully participate in everyday life, to maintain or increase their independence, live in their own home, participate in their communities, and fulfil the roles they value.