Publication of “Domiciliary Care Services for Adults in Northern Ireland (2022)”

Date published: 24 January 2023

The Department of Health has today published “Domiciliary Care Services for Adults in Northern Ireland (2022)”.

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The bulletin presents information on the numbers of clients receiving domiciliary care, contact hours, domiciliary care visits and intensive domiciliary care provision.

The publication of the “Domiciliary Care Services for Adults in Northern Ireland (2022)” is based on the domiciliary care survey week 4th to 10th September 2022.

Key Facts and Figures:

During the survey week in September 2022:

Contact Hours

Clients Receiving Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary Care Visits

Clients Receiving Intensive Domiciliary Care

  • 9,453 clients received intensive domiciliary care services, which is defined as 6 or more visits and more than 10 contact hours during the survey week; a decrease of -4% compared to the survey week in 2021 (9,843).

Notes to editors: 

1.All publications are available online at: Domiciliary care | Department of Health (

2.About the data:

The source of the data contained in this release is the Departmental CC7b statistical return which is collected from HSC Trusts on an annual basis.

Figures incorporate all returns and amendments received from HSC Trusts up to 9th January 2023.

3.This statistical bulletin was produced by Community Information Branch, DoH.

Further information is available from:

Community Information Branch
Department of Health
Room 11
Annexe 2
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate

Tel:          (028) 90 522342
Internet: Social care statistics | Department of Health (

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