CQC ratings tell you whether a care provider’s service is deemed to be outstanding, good, requires improvement or is inadequate. This guide explains more about how the CQC inspect and rate providers, and how these ratings can help you to compare services and make choices about care.
Searching for care can be a stressful time and it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between different care agencies when doing research. To help you find the right care agency for your loved one, we’ve created a list of questions you can ask home care agencies...
Firstly, you are not being assessed. The agency is assessing if they are able to carry out the care and you are assessing if the agency is suitable for you and your loved one. Use this as an opportunity to get to know the agency and their experience - feel free to ask...
Palliative care is professional support for people with terminal illnesses and their loved ones, designed to promote comfort and living standards using a holistic approach. Read more here.
Worried about the winter wellbeing of your loved one? Our guide discusses winter risks and provides safety tips for a happy, healthy winter. Read it here.
The Care Inspectorate (formally known as SCSWIS or Care Commission) is the regulatory body for care services in Scotland. This guide explains more about how the Care Inspectorate inspect and rate providers, and how this information can help you to compare services and make choices about care.
Domiciliary care is care that is provided in the person’s own home. Sometimes called “care at home” or “home care”, domiciliary care is when a carer either visits you or lives in your own home, in order to be close at hand to support you. Domiciliary care can be appropriate if you require help with practical tasks or personal care but don’t want to move to a care home.
Home care package costs can vary based on where you live in the UK. Discover what to expect when arranging domiciliary care or a care at home package.
Domiciliary care providers in Northern Ireland can support your care needs, and you may not even have to pay out of pocket. Learn how care at home works in Northern Ireland.
Paying for care at home or home help services in Wales? Get advice on the cost of social care and domiciliary care services in Wales. Discover your options.