The 5 Nations Care Forum

The 5 Nations Care Forum is an alliance of the professional associations representing the care sector across the UK and Ireland

Through a collective commitment to information sharing, joint lobbying, shared learning and support, the aim of the 5 Nations Care Forum is to add value to members activity by promoting the interests of service recipients, staff and service providers. The Forum seeks to encourage the development of a joined-up approach to matters which have a UK-wide or European dimension.

The Five Nations Care Forum Communiqué informs of the alliance of professional associations within the forum that are representing the care sector across the UK and Ireland. It outlines Care Forum objectives regarding commissioning of care, the requirement for workforce planning to support delivery of high quality care, and importance of equality in accessing older person services.

Click here to read the Communiqué.

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  • Belfast Communique

Belfast Communique

  • May 13th, 2019

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The Five Nations Care Forum, which comprises representative bodies from Scotland, […]

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