Summary of report contentHealthwatch Worcestershire created this report to find out more about the extent to which people had heard of the Care Act, and how they would out find information about it. Healthwatch Worcestershire also wanted to know about people’s use of and preference for online sources of information, so they put together a short survey asking about it and was intended to be a quickly completed “snapshot” of views. 202 people completed the survey, with findings including: - 91% of people had not heard of the care act. - 93% did not know what the main changes that would be brought in by the act were. - 50% said they did not use the internet and 50% said they did. The report included 8 recommendations or points for consideration, including: - Consideration should be given to producing a communication plan relating to the Care Act to raise awareness of the main provisions of the Act, in particular people’s rights under the Act. - A wide range of communication channels should continue to be made available when targeting information / health messages across all age groups to improve access for people who do not use the internet. - Specific consideration should be given to how BAME communities will access information and advice. There is no provider response in the report.
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The Care Act snapshot survey report
Date of publication
Tuesday, 1 November, 2016
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Digitalisation of services
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Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire
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