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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.

11th June 2020

Is it possible to register as manager of the agency while I am registered as a care home manager?

I am a registered care home manager. I intend to open a domiciliary care agency. Is it possible to register as manager of the agency while I am registered as a care home manager?


Dear B,

Thank you for your question.

The role of the registered manager is a challenging role as you will know. The registered manager should be in day-to-day charge of carrying on the regulated activity or activities they apply to be registered for. Although the regulations do not prevent a person from being registered to manage several regulated activities, or from managing regulated activities at more than one location, the manager must be able to satisfy CQC that they have the capacity and capability to do so, as well as the necessary skills, qualifications, competence and experience. If you are considering this, I would suggest you have a conversation with CQC but also explore how you will manage two services, weigh up the logistics of this and be honest with yourself about whether you can be certain that you can fulfil both roles fully.

*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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