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22nd July 2015

Personal care and CQC

I have a company that helps elderly people with practical care, e.g. cooking, housework, shopping etc. If I have a client that requires personal care can I buy in services from another person/company or would I have to be CQC registered?

Dear Alexandra,

If the person providing the personal care is employed by and under the direct instruction of that employer then that employer has to be registered with CQC. You do not.

The following web link takes you to the CQC guidance on the Scope of Registration which I think you will find helpful.
http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20150326_100001_scope_registration_march_2015_updated.pdf

Best wishes.
Sheila


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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions.

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