Yourcarehome.co.uk will supply reviews to NHS Choices following initiative announced today by Norman Lamb, Minister for Care and Support
Yourcarehome.co.uk believes strongly that by bringing quality peer reviews to social care, we can significantly improve the quality and public perception of care in the UK.
Yourcarehome.co.uk is a “Rightmove” style website for care homes throughout the UK. They have been working with many of the major care home groups for the last 5 years and have recently partnered with the review collecting company Reevoo (featured by the Office of Fair Trading as an example of best practice in their paper "Empowering consumers of public services through choice tools" April 2011).
Yourcarehome will gather reviews via a ‘TripAdvisor type’ review function for all social care providers in the UK. Once checked and moderated these reviews will be collected and posted on yourcarehome.co.uk, and will be shared with NHS Choices to display on the Provider Quality Profile (PQP) which is the initiative announced by the Dept of Health in last years white paper “Caring For Our Future”. In return NHS Choices will link to yourcarehome, providing further choice and information for the consumer.
As a result of these new and exciting developments, Yourcarehome have launched a NEW and bigger website with a comprehensive but very easy to use search function. The new listings with review facilities include ALL care homes and home care in the UK including care for people with physical disabilities or learning disabilities and care for people with mental health issues and addictions. Those homes who are not yet members with Yourcarehome only appear as a name and address and are listed at the bottom of the search results, below the members listings. Members of the public still have the opportunity to leave and read reviews about these homes.
Yourcarehome founder Mark Sadler said,
“We are very pleased to be providing reviews to the NHS Choices website. We are excited to be expanding our website and to be helping even more people to find care for their friends and families. We look forward to giving all social care providers the opportunity to show care homes and home care at their best.”
For more information or comment, please contact:
Mark Sadler, Founder, yourcarehome.co.uk
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