The draft guideline, the first to be developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), provides recommendations for good practice, aimed at improving outcomes for users of social care services and their families or carers.
It considers how person-centred home care should be planned and delivered and addresses how those responsible for managing and providing home care should work together to deliver safe, high-quality home care services that promote independence.
The guideline focuses on older people receiving home care and their carers, as this age group are more likely to be in need of this type of care. While it does not cover younger adults, many of the recommendations may also be relevant to this group.
The consultation will close at 5pm on 16 April 2015 and it is anticipated that the finalised guideline will be published in August 2015.