Minister Paul Burstow today welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s
announcement that it would carry out a programme of inspections of
250 providers of home care services.
The inspections will focus on the respect, care and welfare of
people who receive care services in their own homes, as well as
the support given to the staff providing the care. They will run
alongside the CQC’s planned reviews of home care services, in
addition to the 1,000-plus unannounced inspections of adult social
care services the Commission carries out every month.
Most people would rather stay in their own home as long as
possible. Ministers are determined that people receiving care in
their own homes are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
Paul Burstow said:
“The CQC’s programme of unannounced inspections for home care
providers is part of a key Coalition Government policy of shining
a light on poor care and rooting out bad practice. The lessons are
already being learned from similar inspections in hospitals and
“I am determined that everyone should get the best possible care,
whether they are in hospital, a care home or their own home.”
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