Press Release

Review of the Nursing Home Support Scheme, Fair Deal

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, Fair Deal, is a statutory system of financial support for people who require long-term nursing home care. A commitment was made on its introduction in October 2009 that it would be reviewed after three years.

Written submissions are now invited from those with an interest in the area to inform the review.

Submissions should be sent by email to or by post to Fair Deal Review, Room 204, Department of Health, Hawkins House, Dublin 2 to arrive not later than close of business on Monday, 16th July 2012.

Please note that submissions are subject to the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 & 2003. It is intended to publish a short summary report of submissions received.