Regulator takes on consumer advice role

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A booklet advising people on how to choose between care services has been published by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). The advice is designed to help people choose the best care services for their personal needs, and maintain their independence and quality of life. The CSCI says the booklet encourages people to talk to the right care professionals, ask the right questions, and become better informed in the way they choose their care. The Commission has also launched a new website – – designed to give the public better information on choosing the right care for them, and find lists of registered care providers and inspection reports for their area. Launching the new advice booklet, Choosing the right social care service for you, and new website, CSCI chair Dame Denise Platt said many people felt lost when trying to find their way around the system. “They don’t always get the advice and help they need,” said Dame Denise. “As a result, some end up moving into care ho

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