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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.

24th February 2016

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


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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