The majority of reviewed care homes and homecare agencies across England have been rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) though many were given the rating of ‘requires improvement’ or were deemed to be ‘inadequate’. Reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the central, north and south regions of the UK, as well as in London, were published.
Since 1 April 2015, providers have been required to display their ratings on their premises and on their website for the public to see.
Forty-eight reports on the quality of care in the central region were published by the CQC, with 25 rated good, 23 listed as requiring improvement and four care services rated as inadequate.
North of England
CQC rated 47 services in the North of England. 28 were rated as good, 15 as requiring improvement and four rated as inadequate.
South of England
In the South of England, CQC published 65 reports on care quality, including 27 rated as good, 28 rated as requiring improvement and ten rated as inadequate.
In London, 31 reports were published, 20 of these care homes and homecare agencies were rated as good, 8 were rated as requires improvement and 3 were rated as inadequate.
Sally Warren, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, said: ‘People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. If that is what we find on inspection – we give the service a rating of Good, or Outstanding. If we find that a service requires improvement, we will expect them to provide us with a full plan setting out how they will address the issue. We will share our findings with local commissioners, and we will return in due course to check that they have made the required improvements. Whenever we find a service to be Inadequate, we will consider taking further action on behalf of the people who use the service.’