Do I need to register with the Care Inspectorate when opening a day care in an annex of our care home? | QCS

Dear Senga,

I am thinking of opening a day care in an annex of our care home as there are no such services in our area. Will I have to ask the Care Inspectorate, or can I arrange this myself, I was told by a colleague the Care Inspectorate would need to know.

Senga Currie
Answered by Senga Currie


Hello Anne,


Your colleague is correct, you would need to go through the registration process with the Care Inspectorate to open and operate a day care service. Unlike England, day care is registered and inspected by the regulator. It is important you are aware of the implications of this.


I would suggest reading this document. I would consider this carefully and check with your Care Inspectorate officer regarding the use of the building as a day care if it is currently being used by the residents in the care home.


Good Luck.





About Senga Currie

Senga has been a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector.

Since 1998 she has been working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager. Read more

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