Launching the consultation ‘Who cares? The future of adult care and support in Northern Ireland’, Poots said how a number factors are leading to an increase in demand for care and support.
One of the factors highlighted is the ageing population, also the theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (Living to the end – palliative care for an ageing population).
The consultation aims to raise awareness about the pressures on care and support services and engage as many people as possible in a meaningful debate about the future provision and funding of these services.
It will run until 15 March 2013.