Policy session leapt late hurdles to success

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

|Circumstances conspired against the Joint Advisory Group of Domiciliary Care Associations at annual social services conference in Brighton. But, says Lesley Bell, there were signs that the important role of homecare is gaining more recognition.| It was that time of year again when conferences are held. This year it was down to Brighton for the annual social services conference where the Joint Advisory Group of Domiciliary Care Associations was to run a major policy session entitled “Close to home: Domiciliary care, the key to the future”. The session was to be in three parts. Firstly a consideration of the implications for domiciliary care of major policy issues ­ an exploration of the influence and critical nature of domiciliary care in meeting the Government¹s agenda ­ working in partnership with health on the intermediate care agenda and facilitating appropriate hospital discharge. Secondly, there was to a presentation of an example of innovative good practice and partnership working at a practical lev

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