SCIE press release

UKHCA Homecare report

5 July 2012

UKHCA Commissioning Survey 2012 – "Care is not a commodity"

This report offers a useful insight into the concerns of providers as they and commissioners seek to provide good quality and affordable social care. As highlighted in the report, the length of visits is an important issue when looking at quality and the needs of individuals; short visits, for instance, can be particularly problematic for people with dementia; they may have memory loss or be disorientated, so, on each occasion, time may be needed to re-establish relationships and trust.

SCIE exists to improve the experience of people who use care services and we offer a range of resources to promote good practice by providers and commissioners. We know there is a lot that can be done to support good relations between commissioners and providers, encourage innovation and provide people with good access to information and advice. This is so they can make good decisions about their care and support, however it is funded.

SCIE’s Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe


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