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Personal Assistants to provide Personal Care

Dear Sheila,

Is there a requirement for clients who directly employ personal assistants to provide personal care to register themselves with the CQC, as there is a provision of regulated activity?

Many thanks,

Hannah

Dear Hannah,

If the service user is employing the personal assistant themselves then they do not have to register with CQC.

If they however have someone from a home care agency working for them either permanently or temporarily then the agency will be registered with CQC.

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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