This evidence review was developed as part of HIQA’s standards development process to inform a set of draft National Standards for Homecare and Support Services in Ireland. The review provides an overview of the current Irish context and summarises international, national and academic evidence to identify characteristics of good person-centred practices in homecare and support services, where people experience safe, high-quality outcomes from the care and support they receive in their home.
Key findings from the evidence synthesis are presented under the four interlinked principles of:
- A human rights-based approach
- Safety and wellbeing