The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are pleased to announce the publication of the NICE quality standard on home care for older people. The quality standard covers home care used by older people in their own homes to meet their assessed social care needs. An age threshold is not specified for older people. Although almost 80% of people using home care services are over 65, the quality standard may also be relevant to some people under 65 with complex needs. The quality standard does not cover intermediate care, short-term reablement, home care for younger adults or children using home care services.

» The quality standard is available on the NICE website here