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CQC registration for day centres providing personal care

Hi Sheila,

Do day centres for people with learning disabilities that provide personal care need to be registered with CQC?

Dear Shweta,

Thank you for your question. I always think that day centres for people with a Learning Disability are a very important resource.

Day Centres are not subject to Registration or Inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). I would need to know more about the type of personal care you are referring to in order to advise you about that. You can see a useful paper on the scope of registration on the CQC website here.

There will be other regulatory processes you will need to consider for instance if you are providing meals then you will need to consider Food Hygiene training for the person preparing the meals. You will also need to think about the appropriate insurance and Health and Safety matters.

If you haven’t already I would suggest that you also contact your local authority social services department because they may want to contract with you for the provision of day care for some of your potential service users.

Best wishes,
Sheila


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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.

Sheila 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 Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.







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