Community Adult social care Services (Including Domiciliary Care )
In recent times CQC have been targeting Community Adult Social Care Services. There have been a number of providers that have been issued with poor ratings and more seriously others that have been placed in ‘special measures’.
At MIT Care Consultancy, we have supported a number of services to improve their rating and find a way out of 'special measures'. We have a good understanding of the regulations and Key lines of enquiry that relate to the specialty Community Adult Social care services.
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There are a number of different types of services that come under CQC umbrella of Community Adult Social care services. These are defined below based on CQC’s definitions.
Providers of Health and Social Care services must register with CQC, if they provide ‘personal care’ to people. Supported living providers that do not provide the regulated activity ‘Personal care’ do not have to be registered with CQC.
This when schemes provide personal care to people to enable them to live in their own homes. Personal care is often provided by separate contractual arrangement. The housing company is not registered with CQC. It will only be the agency that provides ‘personal care’ that will be required to register. The accommodation is often shared; however it can be a single household.
Extra care (sheltered housing, assisted living )
Is defined by CQC as being a purpose-built (or purpose adapted) single household accommodation that is owned or occupied under an occupancy agreement. Once again it will only be the agency that provides ‘personal care’, that will be required to register with the care quality commission (CQC).
CQC define this service as “care delivered to people living in single household accommodation that is owned or occupied by the person receiving care, and that occupation is entirely independent of the care arrangements (which remain at all times a visiting arrangement).”