UKHCA

United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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16. Safe and healthy working practices

These are the resources you may find useful when looking for information relating to this specific standard as described in the Domiciliary Care Agencies Minimum Standards (Northern Ireland).

 

    UKHCA Factsheet: Accompanying service users on outings and holidays

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    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    The role of homecare providers increasingly extends to accompanying service users outside the home or on holiday, important activities to enhance well-being, maintain independence and reduce social isolation. UKHCA's revised factsheet: "Accompanying service users on outings and holidays" describes some of the issues homecare providers need to consider and sources of further advice.

    Go to: UKHCA Factsheet: Accompanying service users on outings and holidays

     

    Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Factsheet

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    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    As modern technologies have advanced, there has been considerable debate amongst the medical profession, public and in the courts about the possibility of over or under treatment of a person, especially towards the end of their life. As people are living longer and choosing to stay at home rather then enter residential care, homecare providers will increasingly be looking after elderly or frail individuals in their own homes and may need to support service users who have made, or would like to make, a “Do Not Attempt Resuscitation” instruction. In response, UKHCA's preferred solicitors, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, have produced a new factsheet for members about the legal basis of "Do Not Attempt Resuscitation" instructions.

    Go to: Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Factsheet

     

    Risk Assessment Template

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    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    Members may find the following template of assistance. The template has been used at our risk assessment workshops and is a way of assessing hazards, impact and countermeasures that might ameliorate the risk.

    Go to: Risk Assessment Template

     

    External Links

    Below are external links to organisations that have already produced useful information relating to this regulatory topic.

     

    Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI)

    HSENI is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI). HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.

    Visit: Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) [Link opens in a new window] Link opens in new window