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Domiciliary care should not be means tested - Gildernew

14 December, 2017 - by Colm Gildernew

Responding to a proposal in a major report by expert advisory panel into improving adult social care in the north Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has said domiciliary care should not be means tested.

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Carers and Wellbeing commented:

“While I welcome the report as a starting point for discussion on how to transform and improve adult social care the proposal regarding domiciliary care is not realistic as it is currently based on ‘critical need’.

“Social care should not be means tested. It is Sinn Féin’s position that health and social care should be free at the point of delivery.

“Sinn Féin will continue to engage with health providers and service users to ensure that the important work continues to move forward as part of the overall transformation agenda which is essential within our health and social care system.”

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