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Sunday 23 October 2016

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Sunday 23 October 2016

Jersey's Chief Minister is on the hunt for four people to become Care Commissioners for the next three years and help keep a check on the Island's care homes, children's homes, adult day care services and make sure Islanders are being well looked after in their own homes.

The new recruits will form the Jersey Care Commission, being set up ahead of new legislation coming into force next year, and who will eventually be in charge of the regulation of all health and social care services in the Island.

Senator Gorst wants someone on the team who has proven capability in the delivery of health care, someone who has proven capability in the delivery of social care, and someone who has either received health or social care in the Island or has a friend or family member who has.

The Chair and the other Commissioners will be contracted to work around eight days per year with the Chair being paid £400 per day and the Commissioners earning £250 per day, plus expenses. 

Those who are already working or have worked in a health or care setting in the Island, whether for the States or in the private or voluntary sector won't be allowed to apply to make sure the Commission is independent.

Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, said: “In future years, care services will be increasingly in demand and will be delivered by wide range of providers in a myriad of different settings, including in people’s own homes.

“We need to ensure that these services are fit-for-purposes, that they meet people’s needs, support their quality of life and protect them from harm. The Care Commissioners are critical to this. Their input and oversight will help ensure that Islanders who need care receive the best possible care.”

The deadline for applications is 30 October 2016.

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