Monday 17 January 2011
A report published today shows that people seeking help from Council Social Services departments still carried "considerable stigma" for older people and most people with savings didn’t see the reason for doing so, given that they felt they were unlikely to receive any public funded care. The report also shows that those that do seek help have their low expectations reinforced.
The report was commissioned by the Putting People First Consortium and produced by consultancy Melanie Henwood Associates shows that the only help that people paying for their own care, often referred to as "self funders" received was a list of care homes and home care providers with little or no information on what they should be looking for or what to expect from these providers.
The outcomes of this report only go to support and highlight the reason that we have created Choosemycare.com and are determined to help make it easy to find the care and support you need, together with helping you find the information you need to help to choose the right home care provider or choosing the right care home for you or your loved one.
The report also emphasises some of the challenges that providers of care and support services face in developing their services to meet the needs of people paying for their own care, a challenge that will only grow as Council’s move away from paying care providers through block contracts to giving individuals Personal Budgets to purchase their own care. We are really passionate about helping care service providers to meet the challenges to their businesses that these changes present and urge them to become a member of choosemycare.com.