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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.

26th May 2016

How do I register for a day care facility at a nursing home?

I would like to offer a day care facility at my nursing home for 4 adults. How do I register for this?

Thank you.

Dear Bridget,

Day Care Facilities are not registered by CQC or any other agency.

You are though registered as a nursing home and therefore you should keep CQC informed of your plans.

They will need to know that you have enough space to provide day care and that you will have enough staff available too.

This will also require a change to your Statement of Purpose.

Providing you have enough space and have taken the additional work into account in your arrangements for staff I cannot imagine any reason why CQC might object, indeed quite the reverse I would have thought as you will be providing an important resource in your community.

Best wishes with your plans.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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