#DeclareYourCare campaign from the Care Quality Commission

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

Their research shows that people with a learning disability are more likely to regret not complaining about poor care than those without. The lack of information about a health condition or treatment options not being explained is the main reason for people with a learning disability to raise a concern.

Did you know that;

• Half (50%) of adults with learning disabilities or their carers said that they have wanted to raise a complaint about the lack of information about their care or treatment.
• People with learning disabilities are 17% more likely to regret not complaining about poor care than people without learning disabilities.
• People with learning difficulties are also twice as likely to have concerns about maternity services and mental health services than people without a learning disability.

The CQC want to hear your feedback on your care, particularly if you are one of the many people with a learning difficulty who wants to feedback on their care – whether it be good or bad – you can join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter using the #DeclareYourCare hashtag and follow the instructions on their website: www.cqc.org.uk/help-advice/your-stories/declare-your-care to feedback your story directly to the CQC.