This practical guidance launched by VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) aims to help people choose the right social care support.
Top ten tips when choosing a support provider is designed to be used by those looking to secure high-quality social care for themselves or for a relative or friend. It helps people consider the differences between receiving support from a care provider organisation or directly employing a personal assistant. It also describes other methods of support including assistive technology, or combining a range of different support options.
As well as demystifying issues such as the Care Act, personal budgets and the employment of PAs, the resource sets out the pros and cons of different types of care. The publication also includes a jargon buster that puts social care terminology into plain English. Download the guidance here