Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Do I need to register with the Care Inspectorate when opening a day care in an annex of our care home?
I am thinking of opening a day care in an annex of our care home as there are no such services in our area. Will I have to ask the Care Inspectorate, or can I arrange this myself, I was told by a colleague the Care Inspectorate would need to know.
Your colleague is correct, you would need to go through the registration process with the Care Inspectorate to open and operate a day care service. Unlike England, day care is registered and inspected by the regulator. It is important you are aware of the implications of this.
I would suggest reading this document. I would consider this carefully and check with your Care Inspectorate officer regarding the use of the building as a day care if it is currently being used by the residents in the care home.
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.