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COPNI Prepared to Care: Modernising Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
2015
This report provides a review of law, policy and experience of adult social care in Northern Ireland, and includes a case study related to dementia. The commissioner finds that legislation and policy in this area is fragmented and confusing.
There is a lack of clarity on how to access services and a lack of availability of suitable services. The commissioner calls for modernisation and reform recommending a new single legislative framework for Adult Social Care with accompanying guidance for implementation. The report also recommends preventative support measures for older people and argues that future funding must not discriminate against older people with higher levels of need.

Domiciliary Care in Northern Ireland: A Report of the Commissioner's Summit

Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
2015
This report provides comprehensive documentary on domiciliary care in Northern Ireland for older people, including costs, commissioning, workforce issues, a review of standards and inspection and the regulatory framework.
A section of the report is specific to dementia and points to the lack of dementia-specific standards within domiciliary care. Reference is made to the need for domiciliary care to support the ministerial commitment to enable people with dementia to remain independent in their own home environment for as long as is possible. The Commissioner recommends the creation of Dementia specific standards and that user experiences are included in inspection processes.