Home care: guideline consultation

We are now consulting on the first draft guideline developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC).It focuses on older people receiving home care and their carers. It does not cover younger adults (although many of the recommendations may also be relevant to younger adults). The guideline is for commissioners of home care in local authorities and CCGs, health and social care practitioners, providers, home care managers and home care workers. The guideline is being published for consultation at a time of significant and far-reaching legislative change in social care. The Care Act 2014 comes into effect in April 2015 (in the main) and requires substantial change in the way local authorities operate. The duties within the Act and its related statutory guidance cover areas also contained within the scope of this guideline. While the Care Act and other legislation describe what organisations need to do, this guideline is focussed on “what works” in terms of how they fulfil those duties, and deliver support to older people using home care and their carers. You can now review and comment on this draft guideline.

How to comment

1.Register your organisation

Your organisation needs to be registered as a stakeholder before we can accept comments. It only takes 10 minutes.

Not eligible? Contact the stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them.

2. Read the consultation documents

Documents to comment on:

Other information about the consultation:

3. Add your comments

You must use this form.

If you share similar views with another organisation, send a joint response.

Make sure you consider:

  • The areas that will have the biggest impact on practice and be challenging to implement
  • How to help users overcome challenges

Developing NICE guidelines: how to get involved suggests some other areas to comment on.

4. Email the form to us

Email: homecare@nice.org.uk

The consultation will open 5 March 2015 and close at 5 pm 16 April 2015

This page was last updated: 23 June 2015