Domiciliary care in Northern Ireland: a report of the Commissioner's summit

Source:
SCIE Social Care Online
Publisher:
Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Publication date:
01 January 2015

Abstract

Report providing advice for those involved in the commissioning, regulation and inspection and delivery of domiciliary care for older people. The report presents the findings of a domiciliary care Summit convened by the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland which brought together a range of stakeholders, including older people in receipt of home care, to discuss what good quality and well-resourced domiciliary care should look like. Key themes of the report cover: the need for a regional regulatory domiciliary care framework; regional commissioning; workforce issues, including salary, training and compulsory registration of domiciliary care workers; and a review of regulatory standards and inspection methodology to involve a greater focus on the user experience of care. The report also details a list of actions that must be implemented to ensure that the good practice currently in place is strengthened and supported, and that any poor practice or system failure is avoided. Annexes to the report include a synopsis of presentations from the Commissioner's Summit and a list of contributors.