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.
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.
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