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Better Care Guide

allows members of the public to search for better care providers, and comment on adult social care providers they have experience of. It is the first site to do this for the whole of the UK. It is run by ReallyCare CIC, a not-for-profit company.

Care providers should have a look at our provider's quick start guide.

We hope you find Better Care Guide useful. It is one of the first projects from ReallyCare CIC, a not-for-profit company set up to encourage and facilitate better practice in social care provision through the use of open source software and open data.

Although ReallyCare is a not-for-profit company we have running costs like everyone else and we would appreciate contributions.


When Google launched their mobile-friendly website checker in November 2014 Better Care Guide was one of only three Care Sector review sites that passed the tests - all the regulators failed!


Better Care Guide was one of the six partner sites used to populate the NHS Choices Care Providers reviews launched on 25th April 2013. You can see some of our reviews here and here.


In December 2020 we updated 22668 provider records in our database - the most extensive and up to date adult social care provider database in the UK.


On 8th October 2012 we became the first directory or ratings site to feature the CQC "widget" - 24 minutes after they announced it was available!