The site is selling advert space to cover its costs. I agree with Tina 100 %.
I`m sure that SCIE will be requesting feedback as it is a new site. By the way I have nothing to do with this site and as said before I posted it for information purposes only.
Let's get this clear. I have it in writing from SCIE that they are NOT allowing comments and reviews on unenhanced listings... that's a fact. Not what you *think* SCIE *might* be doing.
However, it's just part of the shortcomings of the site which includes returning searches for care providers that appear to push paid for listings to the top of the search return.
In my view the more easy read resources out there the better.
Couldn't agree more.... as long as they are accurate, unbiased and contain quality information.... something this site does not do!
As a provider of services I haven`t decided as yet whether to put an enhanced listing on. What is good about this site is that sole traders and individual people can put a listing on as well which would help people who have direct payments or personal budgets.
Oh do behave. You're referring to unregulated care (ie, not CQC registered) which other sites also *allow*.
Asw a provider os "services" you should see the disparity, the bias and the ultimate unworkable data and information that this site is giving our in care provider searches.
The system is nothing short of a disgrace and has nothing to do whatsoever with the government thrust and ethos of getting good quality information out into the public arena. This site is anything but that.
It's a real shame you don't take the information given to you with the knowledge you have actually been advised of shortcomings and failings in a heavily promoted website involved in social care.
Worse, SCIE are a Charity!!! ...and part publicly funded....!
Interesting why you would consider an enhanced listing....? If you are a (regulated)care provider you'll be on their (CQC derived) list anyway... choosing to pay them ( for what?) must have placed a seed of thought in your mind as to what you get for your 'investment'.....
Food for thought
A bit of backgound.
You mean PR, of course.
Look, this site has been promoted heavily...it doesn't put right the serious shortcomings and failings as a care guide for people/service users to actually find out clear, accurate, unbiased and quality information about care providers.
Carewatcher - I have seen your profile - have you ever sought care for a relative? I really can't see what all the fuss is about this site - it's just another stepping stone - but not the only one - to helping people find that care. Goodness knows we need all the help we can get - I did anyway!
But this is NOT a good site to "start looking" for the reasons I have explained.
This site has such serious fasilings and shortcomings as a *care Guide* for it to be biased and of little use.
There are others (incluing, very soon to be, a NHS site with a care guide) :
for example that do not give out biased information and allow useful comments and reviews on care providers and their services.
The site you posted DOES not do that AND bias's towards paid for advertisers who take out enhanced listings.
It is important that as many people as possible learn about and understand that the care provider information given out from this site is not accurate, not unbaised and is unable to give you other service users feedback about the service. To this end, the site is very pooor and of poor quality... let alone the dangers of allowing poor care providers to avoid having their service reviewed or commented on, on this site.
Do not use it for searching for care provision or researching good information about care providers... you will not get it.