SCIE has launched a new service, Find Me Good Care (www.findmegoodcare.co.uk), designed 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.
Find Me Good Care offers care and support providers the opportunity to promote their services – including those that do not have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – through a well-regarded and promoted online service.
Find Me Good Care will support:
- discharge processes by enabling hospital staff, GPs and district nurses to signpost patients and families to reliable information
- improved choice by providing GPs and primary care professionals with better information about care options
- integration of health and social care by providing clarity about care options, funding arrangements and where to look for help.
- improved planning in healthcare provision by better identifying what the public is looking for and where
- greater community engagement by supporting local patient information systems to provide a valuable public resource.
- Majority of adults unaware of what care is available (59%) and have no idea how much it costs (66%)
- More than two thirds of people say that they are not likely to consider care decisions until they become urgent, increasing the risk of not choosing the best provision
- A quarter of adults who already use care provision say they struggled to find appropriate care and now feel they ended up with the wrong type of support.