Update on proposed Home care scheme

The Minister of State Mr. Jim Daly in an address to the Senate yesterday stated that there had been 2600 responses to the recent invitation for submissions to the consultation process on the Finance and Regulation of home care services. These responses will be considered in a full report to the Dept. of Health in early 2018 and will assist in the development of a new funding scheme and regulatory arrangements. No timeline for implementation of a new scheme was given.