International Council of Homehelp Services (ICHS)

Conseil international des services d'aide à domicile (CISAD)
Internationaler Rat der Hauspflegedienste (IRHD)

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1959-05-12 Woudschoten Netherlands


12 May 1959, Woudschoten (Netherlands), during 1st International Conference of Home Help services. Also referred to in French as Conseil international des services d'aide familiale (CISAF). Ceased to exist on merger with H-XD2825 - European Association of Organizations for Home Care and Help at Home (EAO) to create H-XD5675 - European Association of Care and Help at Home (EACHH), Apr 1996.


Foster and advance the development of homehelp services throughout the world in order to maintain or achieve an independent functioning of the household, through qualified persons under competent direction who assist with housekeeping in cases where the household is unable to perform these tasks and no other help can be provided. This may include care for sick or disabled persons, children or the elderly. Strive for development and improvement of high-quality services for all the population.


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