The Care Quality Commission is keen to raise awareness of the resources available to carers to help them make informed decisions about care and this is behind the new #CaringAcrossGenerations campaign.
A growing number of people are now caring across generations – having caring responsibility for young children or grandchildren and older loved ones. But finding the right place isn’t the easiest decision and when CQC polled people with caring responsibilities they found that nine in 10 (92%) felt choosing care for a loved one is ‘very’ or ‘quite’ stressful – ranking it higher than selling or buying a home and getting divorced.
That is why CQC want people making care decisions for loved ones to know their reports and ratings can help to make better informed choices.
We can all help to raise awareness of the resources available to people who are looking to choose adult social care on behalf of themselves or a loved one and during CQC’s campaign launch week from 17 October – 21 October, Leeds City Council will be among many organsations helping out. You can help too, sharing campaign on social media and when you meet anyone who may be looking for information.
The campaign hashtag is #CaringAcrossGenerations and CQC’s Twitter account is @CareQualityComm.