Notice required to close a care business? | QCS

As a Registered Manager and owner, when I want to retire if I have not sold the business, how much notice is needed by CQC on an intention to close it?

Sheila Scott
Answered by Sheila Scott

Dear Marilyn,

On 26 July this year CQC issued a press release titled: New care home closures; guidance for adult social care partners published

The press release refers to the publication of a guide on the closure of a care home; Managing care home closures a good practice guide for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS England, CQC, providers and partners

If you need to close your home I am sure that you will find this nine page guide helpful.

You can download the guide by clicking here:

I have one further piece of advice do not tell anyone of your plan until you have definitely made up your mind.

With best wishes.


About Sheila Scott

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. 3. Read more

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