Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Carers are identified by health and social care organisations and encouraged to recognise their role and rights.

Statement 2 Carers are supported to actively participate in decision making and care planning for the person they care for.

Statement 3 Carers having a carer's assessment are given the opportunity to discuss what matters most to them, including their own health, wellbeing and social care needs, and work, education, or training.

Statement 4 Carers are regularly given the opportunity to discuss with health and social care practitioners the value of having a break from caring and the options available to them.

Statement 5 Carers are offered supportive working arrangements by workplaces.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on people's experiences using adult social care services, adult NHS services and adult mental health services (see the NICE Pathways on people's experience in adult social care services, patient experience in adult NHS services, and service user experience in adult mental health services).

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing support for adult carers include:

Statements on supporting carers of people with specific health needs can be found in quality standards for those conditions. A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.