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Public Consultation on Home Care Services – Have Your Say

Public Consultation on Home Care Services – Have Your Say

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD, recently announced a public consultation process on home care services. This process will help inform the development of a new statutory scheme and system of regulation for home care services in Ireland.  Details can be found here:

The consultation paper is particularly aimed at people who use home care services, their families and the general public. However, everyone with an interest including health and social care providers; health and social care workers; advocacy groups; those providing complementary services (such as meals-on-wheels and social activities); and representative organisations is welcome to participate.

If you would like to contribute to this public consultation process you will find the consultation paper online at

The closing date for submissions is 31 August 2017. It is important to have your say!

This consultation paper is the start of a broader consultation process on home care. The Department will also be consulting by:

  • Meeting with individuals and groups to find out directly what they think;
  • Meeting with home care service provider organisations and other organisations that represent people who use home care services so they have the opportunity to put forward their views; and
  • Asking everyone with an interest in home care services what they think of the plans when they are developed.

A report of the findings of the consultation process will be published.