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Vulnerable people went without food and medication after Northern Ireland's biggest domiciliary care charity failed to turn up at their homes, it can be revealed. (Joe Giddens/PA)

Vulnerable people went without food and medication after Northern Ireland's biggest domiciliary care charity failed to turn up at their homes, it can be revealed. (Joe Giddens/PA)

Vulnerable people went without food and medication after Northern Ireland's biggest domiciliary care charity failed to turn up at their homes, it can be revealed. (Joe Giddens/PA)

Vulnerable people went without food and medication after Northern Ireland's biggest domiciliary care charity failed to turn up at their homes, it can be revealed.

Extra Care, which provides community care packages on behalf of the health trusts, has been handed three 'failure to comply' notices for shocking neglect identified by Northern Ireland's health watchdog.

It is the second time in less than two years that the organisation - which claims to be a champion for innovative, high quality, cost effective and flexible services - has been caught failing to provide care it is being paid to provide by cash-strapped health trusts.