Northern Ireland to encourage the development of homecare services


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Homecare commentators in Northern Ireland have welcomed a series of actions promised by health officials to maximise the potential of homecare services and make better use of the independent homecare sector.

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland has responded to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry into older people and domiciliary care, accepting the Committee’s recommendations that funding should shift towards helping people remain at home.

Colum Conway, Northern Ireland board member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), said the Department’s response made a number of promises to work with the private and voluntary sector in securing better care for older people in their own homes.

“The Department has clearly recognised the potential of our sector and UKHCA is committed to work with the both the Department and the Health and Social Care Trusts to implement the recommendations that have come out of the inquiry,” said





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