Declare Your Care: CQC seeking feedback from people with learning disabilities

Posted January 16, 2020

Declare Your Care is a year-long, campaign focusing on four key population groups which we know have lower awareness of CQC.

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As part of the #DeclareYourCare campaign, this month Care Quality Commission (CQC) are encouraging people with a learning disability or autism, their family, carers and advocates to share feedback on care.

Key findings for people with a learning disability their family, carers and advocates

CQC research reveals that people with a learning disability are more likely to regret not complaining about poor care than those without. The main reasons they or their carers to want to raise a concern are:

  • lack of information about a health condition
  • treatment options are not well explained.

CQC research looked at people with learning disabilities in England who have had experience of health or social care in the last 5 years. CQC included both patients and carers.

  • Half of adults said that they have wanted to raise a complaint about the lack of information about their care or treatment.
  • They are 17% more likely to regret not complaining about poor care than people without learning disabilities.
  • They are twice as likely to have concerns about maternity services and mental health services than people without learning disabilities.

If you have feedback that you want to share with the CQC, please visit their website. You can also contact us with your feedback, phone: 01635 886 210 email: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk