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Adult social care

Response: Continuing healthcare (2017)

We urge the Department to commit to developing standalone guidance and an assessment checklist for its continuing healthcare policy. The Law Centre NI’s view is that the Department’s proposed approach is not feasible and will effectively end the policy of continuing healthcare.

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Response: Future accommodation of older people (2014)

The HSCB have consulted on criteria by which the future of statutory care homes is proposed to be assessed against. We believe that the proposed criteria is too blunt, that residents should be fully involved in the decision making process and that appropriate alternative accommodation must be available to all residents of care homes considered for closure.

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Briefing: Service framework for older people (2013)

We welcome the publication of a Service Framework for Older People particularly at this time when health and social care is undergoing significant change arising from the proposals in Transforming Your Care and in light of the outcomes that may emerge from the current DHSSPS consultation on Who Cares?, The Future of Adult Care and Support in NI.

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Response: Transforming your care (2013)

The current care system is often complex, focused on high level needs rather than prevention and creates regional variation in services. We support the underlying principles outlined in Transforming Your Care of personalisation; providing care in community based settings as appropriate and of ensuring that throughout the social care system people have choice and control about their care and support.

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Briefing: Draft manifesto for care (2011)

This Rights in Community Care draft manifesto sets out key principles for quality social care.

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Response: Carers strategy (2011)

Carers have a key role to play in the design and delivery of health care services and policies that meet their needs and the needs of the people for whom they care.

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Briefing: A vision for community care - investment for the future (2010)

This Rights in Community Care briefing explains key social care issues and sets out recommendations about care services in Northern Ireland.

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