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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

13th December 2016

Care Home or Domiciliary Care?

I am about to buy a care home , yet I am not registered with CQC yet. After reading some things up, I found that it could take up to 3-4 months to register to an organisation as a new provider. Is that the case?

Would it be quicker if I buy a domiciliary home company that's already registered and change the registered activity via the portal? Would both processes take up the same amount of time?

 

Dear Jo,

I really need more information from you before I give you a specific answer. The main question is are you buying an existing business or starting a care home from scratch?

 

However, I am sure you can find the answer to your question here on the CQC website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/adult-social-care-providers which gives advice on their approach to regulating services, including information about registration and fees.
Do come back to me if you need further advice.

 

Sheila


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


About Sheila

Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions.

For Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA), care is Sheila's life. She possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business, and as a leader in the care sector.

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