Age NI believes that our social care system is broken and that a new revised system is long overdue.
Read our final response to Who Cares?
The current system of social care is no longer sustainable or capable of meeting the needs of older people today or in the future. Age NI has a vision of what social care should look like – "quality integrated social care that recognises the rights, aspirations and diversity of us all, and is based on the right to live with dignity, independence, security and choice.‟
Read more about Age NI's health and social care policy positions below.
Over 240 older people took part in the consultation discussion events on Social Care.
Social care is undergoing significant and substantial change due to the Compton and DHSSPS reports. We believe the system is broken.
Read a case study showing how social care can be used as a preventative tool.
Political commitment and leadership will be needed to drive through the radical reforms to deliver transformational change.
Browse and download our policy papers on health and social care.
Presentation papers from our joint seminar with SCIE: Prevention - The Way Forward, in the Long Gallery on 21 March 2012.
See links to other relevent documents, research and publications relating to health and social care.
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