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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.

What are CQC registration procedures to start a domiciliary care agency?

I am interested to start a domiciliary care agency. I want to know, CQC registration procedures and how to get clients?

Dear Mustak,

This is not a quick process.

You need to work through the process as set out on the CQC website:

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/apply-new-provider

Perhaps the first question is do you have the necessary experience and qualifications presuming you intend to run and manage the service yourself.

You have to have all your paperwork in place before you apply for registration.

With regard to getting work once you are registered you should do some market research first.

It would be sensible to contact your local Council to enquire how they commission and purchase home care. Do they just contract with a few providers or do they need more home care provision in your area?

If you can, talk to other providers to see whether or not there is plenty of work available.

As you prepare to apply to register do look at systems such as Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) which will help.

https://www.qcs.co.uk/

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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