Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
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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.
What formal qualifications do I need to become a CQC inspector?
Hi Sheila, I have worked in care sector since 1994. What formal qualifications do I need to become a CQC inspector?
I am CQC registered, can I change from being a sole provider to employing a manager to run the service, whilst remaining a named person?
Hi Sheila, I am CQC registered, can I change from being a sole provider to employing a manager to run the service, whilst remaining a named person?
What notifications do you have to send to CQC and the local authority?
Hi Sheila, what notifications do you have to send to CQC and KCC as soon as they happen?
What are the five Key Lines of Enquiry?
Hi Sheila, I’m just about to go for the deputy manager position in my care home which is a seventy nine bedder. Can you advise me on the five key lines of enquiry that I would be expected to know?
What support is available when a hospital patient who has broken her hip is not able to return to her own home immediately because of mobility issues?
Hi Sheila, I’d like to understand what help I can get for my eighty year old mum who has recently had a fall, broken her hip and is in hospital. She already has mobility problems and will be unable to walk up two flights of stairs to her flat.
I would like to find out what support she may be entitled to whether that is care, housing etc
Who should I contact to find out information about accessing care for myself?
Hi Sheila, who can I contact to find out more information about accessing care for myself? I have been given a social practitioner who doesn’t seem to be helping me with my situation, I am in a wheelchair and cannot use my left side.
How do I advertise my service?
Hi Sheila, I am a new care provider with 18 years experience in care (different sectors; residential care, nursing, hospital, community domiciliary,supported living with people with disability, end of life care, enablement care for people recovering after hospital admission). I have management experience with experience in recruitment and have care and support workers available for work. How do I advertise my service?
What is a respectable time to get a resident up, washed and dressed in the mornings?
Hi Sheila, what is a respectable time to get a resident up, washed and dressed in the mornings?
What financial support is available for equipment and any necessary adaptations that need to be made to a person’s home when they have had a stroke?
Hi Sheila, my wife will be discharged from hospital shortly, we need financial support to get her battery operated wheelchair and to update our ground floor toilet. She is recovering from stroke which has left her with severe right sided weakness. She had the stroke in 2012 but was very ill in January 2019 had to be admitted to hospital due to bleed in her brain which further restricted movement. She is presently in hospital for rehabilitation. Is there anywhere we can get grants or support for this?