If you are looking for care services for the first time or are choosing a live-in care provider, it is important to get a true understanding as to the quality of care being offered. A useful place to start is on the CQC website researching and reading through providers inspection reports.
The CQC is the independent regulator of Health and Social Care in England, with the objective of ensuring that people have access to safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led care services. They monitor, inspect and regulate these services to make sure that they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. They publish what they find and give each provider performance ratings. Services are either rated Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate.