Category Archives: Housing

Public subsidies and private finance

Full private financing of social housing has not proved possible in Britain, Stewart Smyth writes. Nearly eighteen months since the Minister for Social Development announced his intention to remove the Housing Executive...

Joining up and improving care

Integrated care partnerships are an important new structure for the health and social care system. Peter Cheney meets a range of people involved in setting them up and hears how joining up...

Psychiatry transforming your care

Dr Diana Day-Cody outlines how transforming your care could improve local mental health services. Psychiatric illness is a significant health issue in Northern Ireland, with prevalence rates 25 per cent higher than...

Progress in acute services

The expansion of cardiac cath labs is one of the signs of improvement for acute services as the reform programme moves ahead. The shift in services from hospitals to community settings is...

Care standards pivotal to TYC

Colum Conway, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, highlights the importance of regulating and improving social care standards as TYC focuses on moving services into a community setting. The...

A health glossary

An overview of the main public bodies involved in health and social care in Northern Ireland, their responsibilities and history. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety The Minister has overall...

Integrating care: a pilot case study

Nuffield Trust fellow Holly Holder talks to Owen McQuade about the North West London integrated care pilot. The North West London integrated care pilot is a large-scale programme aimed at improving the...

Views sought on care home closures

The Health Minister and Health and Social Care Board are taking a fresh look at how to implement Transforming Your Care but the new plans have been described as unclear. Health Minister...

Bryson: Ready for the challenges

Northern Ireland’s largest social enterprise is preparing for the shift towards more care in the community. Bryson Care, part of the Bryson Charitable Group, Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise delivers a wide...