Homecare in Europe

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

|There is a need for effective collaboration and co-operation between homecare organisations across Europe, argues Lesley Bell| F rom the mid-¹80s until the latter part of the ¹90s I was involved in the International Council of Home Help Services (ICHS), primarily through my involvement with the British Association of Domiciliary Care (BADCO), a senior member of whom was also President of ICHS from 1993 ­ until the closure of ICHS in 1996. I ran workshops at the conferences in Saltzburg in 1987 and in Bonn in 1993. Then in May 1995 the final international conference was held in the UK, at Dunchurch near Rugby. The conference was a great success with about 200 people attending from all over Europe, and from further afield including Japan. I was responsible for organising the eight workshops run by people from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and France, as well as the UK. The ICHS brought a new meaning to the term workshop. Key plenary speakers were kept to a minimum and delegates spent the best part o

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