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As research published this week shows that the public
are confused by the care system, a new website called Find Me Good
Care has been launched. This aims to help people find the
right care and support to suit their needs and lifestyle, whether
at a time of crisis or as they plan for the future. Developed by
the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the UK charity
focused on improving care and support services, the website is a
comprehensive source of adult social care information and
The care system is a mystery to many, with SCIE's research
revealing that the majority of British people don't know what
options are available to them and two thirds have no idea how much
care provision costs.
The SCIE surveyed 2,075 adults in Britain to assess their
knowledge of the care and support system.
These findings highlight the need for the Find Me Good Care
website to give people better choice and control through
reliable information and advice.
Find Me Good Care has been created to help people take their
first steps in seeking the right care - it includes information and
guidance on how to choose and pay for care together with a
directory of providers and the opportunity to provide feedback. It
covers care in the home and in residential settings.
Andrea Sutcliffe, CEO of SCIE, says:
We know that the care system can be confusing and the research
has confirmed that most people are unaware of their options -
that's why we've created this service. We have brought together
comprehensive advice and guidance to help people take those all
important first steps in navigating the care and support
Planning ahead for you and your family's care needs is something
that few people consider doing. However, when the time does come to
choose care, be it during a crisis, moving from child to adult
services or something that is planned in advance, Find Me Good Care
can help. Ultimately, it has been designed as a tool to help people
choose support that fits their needs as well as their lifestyle.
Needing care services shouldn't challenge who we are as people.
Almost three quarters think that there is a need for better
guidance on care and support and more than 8 in 10 said they would
welcome a site that helps them understand what their options
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