Speaking today in reaction to CQC’s State of Care report, Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust said:

“The CQC’s report echoes what we hear from unpaid carers about their experience of patchy and inconsistent health and social care services across England. This leaves carers having to do more to meet the needs of the person they care for, as well as coordinating their care. We are also worried about carers own health and wellbeing too. 

“Carers of people with mental health issues are left extremely distressed by out of area placements, this is particularly hard for parent carers of children with mental health problems, and this must stop. 

“It’s so important that carers are involved by health and social care services, whether this is as an expert partner in the care of the person they care for, as well as in bigger, system improvements. 

“Carers Trust echoes the CQC’s call to the government to find long-term sustainable funding solutions to the challenges the health and social care services face: whether this is through the long-awaited Green Paper on social care, as well as the NHS Long-term Plan.”