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Older People’s Services

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Northern Ireland has the fastest growing and ageing population in the UK.

By 2022 the number of people over 65 will have increased by 25%.

Increased life expectancy is something to celebrate and many older people enjoy good health and continue to make a major contribution to society. However, we know that rates of ill health and disability increase dramatically from the age of 70 onwards.

It is therefore very important that Northern Ireland has a safe and sustainable health and social care system which is able to support the needs of its growing and ageing population

The links below provide further information on how we intend to improve services for older people over the next 3-5 years.

Developing services for older people was a key priority area in the Transforming Your Care consultation process and we are delighted to receive broad support for the proposals made in Vision to Action.

People have told us that they want to live at home for as long as possible.

The TYC proposals are therefore focussed on making the home the “hub of care” which means Trusts promoting and supporting independent living at home.

Useful Links

Making Choices:  Meeting the current and future accommodation needs of older people. Consultation information on HSC Board website. This consultation ended on Friday 7 March 2014.
Statutory Residential Care Homes Progress Updates
Briefing and Position Paper: Regional Reablement Service in Northern Ireland

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