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Domiciliary and Adult Social Care

Domiciliary Care and Reform of Adult Social Care

Domiciliary Care includes a range of services which support people to continue to live in their own home. Each year the Strategic Planning and Performance Group (SPPG) spends over £200m on Domiciliary Care, with over 230,000 hours of support provided across Northern Ireland weekly to approximately 23,000 people. Domiciliary Care is a vitally important service which supports people in their own home and allows them to retain their independence.

During 2015/16, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) undertook a review of the Domiciliary Care service in Northern Ireland to assess how prepared the service was to meet future challenges and support planning for the service into the future.  The Review involved engagement with a range of organisations and individuals involved in the delivery of domiciliary care both in the Health and Social Care Trusts and the Independent and Voluntary sectors.  Engagement events with service users, their representatives and carers as well as Trade Unions were also conducted.

The outcome of this work and feedback from the wider Review of Adult Social Care work led by the Department of Health are informing how domiciliary care and adult social care in general can be shaped to better meet the future needs of the Northern Ireland population.


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