Things I wish someone had told me about Social Care…

Where do you start looking?

Where do you start looking?

Everyone needs a few pointers, especially when the world of Social Care is new to you. Where do you start looking & what does the terminology mean?

This is our first project:  Tips on navigating the Adult Social Care Maze

With your help and expertise we want to write:

  •  Top Tips list
  • Social Care Beginners guide
  • How – to guide for getting best out of services
  • What to do if you hit a brick wall

Are there things you wish you’d known at the beginning that could have made the experience less stressful and more fruitful

Can you help us create a guide that’s informed by experience & isn’t easily available in official guides, but would make the whole process simpler or more rewarding?


Please think about whether you have experience of applying for social care, tell us about the things you discovered while going through the process. What would have made a difference had you known about them from day one?

This could be anything from finding out where your local services are, or how to apply, through to support for Carers or how to change your package once it’s set up…

Nothing is insignificant you’d be surprised how small things might help ease someone else’s experience.

Ways you can get involved:

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Come and join in lets see if together we can make our collective experience make the system work for us…