Today, the Care and Support Alliance, launched its ‘Big Social Care Review’ to find out about the experiences of those needing care during the pandemic.
Take part in the survey here
An easy-read version can be found here
The survey is open to all those who need care in England and aims to get a picture of what care people have needed since March, what they have received, and what could have made things better. The last time the alliance ran a survey of this kind was in 2018, and nearly 4,000 people took part. They found that because of a lack of care:
• Over a third of people had not been able to leave their house,
• Over a quarter of people had not been able to maintain basics like washing, dressing, or visiting the toilet.
• 1 in 5 people missed meals because of a lack of care.
The alliance is keen to hear from all those that need care, including carers, to get a good picture of people’s experiences. The results will be used as part of the alliance’s campaigning work to ensure the Government fully funds social care and that people get the care they need when they need it.