In its most recent report called ‘Driving Improvement’, CQC have said failing care homes can improve if they appoint strong leaders, accept that problems exists and develop a well-trained workforce that feel valued and well-supported.

CQC have seen over 80 per cent of adult social care services improve their ‘Inadequate’ rating to either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at CQC, said:

“But we’re not saying that improvement is easy. Pressure on resources, increasing demands and workforce shortages mean these are challenging times for adult social care. Providers and their staff have a responsibility to deliver good care – but commissioners, funders and national bodies and the health and care system as a whole has a responsibility to work together to help create the environment that makes this possible.”

CQC will be sharing the findings of the report with providers in order to help them improve their ratings.