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 The NICE Supporting adult carers quality standard has now been published

Mar 29, 2021

 The NICE Supporting adult carers quality standard (QS 2021) has now been published.

This quality standard covers the provision of support for adults aged 18 or over who provide unpaid care for 1 or more people aged 16 or over with health and social care needs.

It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

This quality standard is expected to contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:

  1. Identification of carers
  2. Time it takes for carers to recognise their caring role
  3. Carer satisfaction with support available
  4. Carers remaining in or returning to employment
  5. Carer health and wellbeing
  6. Carer quality of life.

It does not cover people who provide paid care or do so as voluntary work.

This quality standard should be read together with the Care and support statutory guidance under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

and is also expected to support delivery of the following national frameworks:

  1. Adult social care outcomes framework
  2. NHS outcomes framework
  3. Public health outcomes framework for England
  4. Quality framework for public health.

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