The following organisations have adopted and are committed to upholding the values of the All Ireland Standards in their work.
The revision of the All Standards for Community Work (2015) was funded by Pobal to contribute to a common understanding of a quality approach to community work in Ireland. The inclusion of the standards in the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 also points to their importance in contributing to a shared understanding of the principles and practice of community development in Ireland
“The All Ireland Standards for Community Work provide an important and valuable mechanism and guide for Traveller organisations to undertake quality community work analysis and practice with Travellers and with Roma and are transferrable across communities and varying contexts and realities”.
“West Clare FRC use the All Ireland Standards for Community Work on a regular basis in our planning and in our actions. They are an invaluable tool in our reflective practice as community workers and also in making sure our plans developed in a way to achieve social inclusion and equality. They are also a useful tool to use when explaining to relevant agencies what exactly community work is and isn’t”.
“The Standards are key to ensuring consistency of understanding and approach amongst all community work practitioners and those that support community work practice. They are highly relevant and opportune calling for and supporting excellence in community work to address the pressing issues of our time relevant and opportune calling for and supporting excellence in community work to address the pressing issues of our time”.
“Galway City Partnership uses the Standards in providing a framework for our community work. The values of community work are stated to underlie all the work of the company”.
“The All Ireland Standards for Community Work and the workshop provided by Community Work Ireland were used as a guide for Mayo North East Leader Partnership Company to monitor our understanding and interpretation of Community Development Principles with the aim of delivering consistent, high quality and relevant community development supports for the groups and individuals we support”.
“The All Ireland Standards are an important and useful resource for the education and training of community workers. They illustrate the responsibilities and requirements for practice which contribute to rights, recognition and redistribution for communities”.
“Galway Traveller Movement works from a value based approach. The Standards have provided a framework for the project that inform this approach, keeping collective action, equality and human rights central to all of our work”.