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04th January 2021

 What is the timeline I should follow to start a Domiciliary Care company? Courses, insurance, staffing, etc.

I'm starting a domiciliary care company. I am getting my DBS checked by the CQC and I will be taking the level 5 course for management etc. What is the timeline of things I need to do to start, including the course, insurance, staffing, etc.?


Dear J

Thank you for your question. Before you start it might be worth you have a look at the guidance on the QCS website as this will walk you through the steps you need to take.  The CQC website have a set by step guide also that you may find useful. It is also important you do your market research to make sure there is a need for a dom care agency in your area. This will be an important part of your business planning as you will need to evidence local need.


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