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Practise as a Carer


In order to practise as a Carer in a small residential unit in the Repbulic of Cyprus, natural or legal persons need to register at the Social Welfare Services of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance.

The term "Carer" refers to any person who undertakes to take care, in a small residential unit, up to five individuals (including family members), over the age of eighteen years old, who due to a disability or advanced age or any other reasons or circumstances are in need of care and treatment.

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Every natural or legal person is eligible to register as a Carer, provided that Social Welfare Services is satisfied that he/she is suitable for this purpose and the premises and equipment to be used are suitable.
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Registered Carers are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Homes for the Elderly and Disabled Persons Law, and relevant Regulations, as periodically amended, and specifically, among others, to ensure that the requirements regarding the following are met:

  • carer’s qualifications;
  • premises and equipment;
  • maintenance;
  • the Certificate of Registration is posted in a conspicuous place of the establishment.

Inspections by District Social Welfare Officers are carried out regularly in order to verify that the Carers meet the provisions of the relevant Law and Regulations.

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Online Application Form for the Registration of a Carer

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileApplication Form for the Registration of a Carer.pdf

Last Update on: 15/05/2020 01:41:34 PM

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