Welcome to CareCompare! How Did We Get Here?
However you arrived at CareCompare, welcome! We hope we can help you with one of the biggest decisions anyone will have to make.
You may be wondering what exactly CareCompare is and how it came to be.
To answer the first question, CareCompare is a care-matching service, matching people who need care in their own homes with high quality companies who can provide that care. We have launched our service in Essex, and are hoping to expand to other areas of the UK very soon.
To help answer the second question, it is helpful to provide some background. Social care in the UK is broken, a fact that has been accepted across all parts of the care system: from the top of Government, who in August pledged to fix the crisis once and for all; within local authorities, who are struggling with massive budget cuts; and extending to the NHS, which spends over £1bn per year keeping individuals that are healthy enough to go home in hospital just because a package of care cannot be arranged for them.
With that backdrop, it is no wonder that finding care in the UK is a minefield. The entire system is creaking and ill-equipped to deal with a rapidly ageing population and the inevitable increase in complex care needs of those who have survived the effects of Covid-19.
It is in this environment that CareCompare was formed. Along with our own experiences, we had heard several heartbreaking stories of individuals driven to despair in their search to find care for themselves or their loved ones. We hope that CareCompare’s easy-to-use interface will ease the burden on the country’s most vulnerable people and their relatives.
If you or a loved one needs care in the Essex region, click below and start your journey to finding quality care at home!
Please note that the views expressed here are those of the author alone and not necessarily those of any other person or organisation