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Abi Spence

Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi has worked for and with Government agencies relevant to social care for the past 12+ years. Primarily with the Department of Health, Social Services Inspectorate, Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) and since its inception the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As part of this long involvement Abi has developed a wide and detailed understanding of relevant issues and has worked closely with stakeholders such as people that use services, carers, providers, local government, the Department of Health, Ofsted and the Audit Commission. Read more

Posts by Abi Spence:

19th May 2022

Out of the Box

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

From an inspirational picture of a coffin on social media, Abi explores end of life care… and beyond. I've had a...

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06th May 2022

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Dying Matters Awareness Week, running from 2 - 6 May 2022, is a chance to open up the conversation around...

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17th March 2022

Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection – 17 March 2022

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence explains how you can get involved in the Remembrance Day that pays tribute to care workers and the...

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15th March 2022

How to help staff who are feeling the impact of rising energy costs

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Want to help and understand how rising energy and food costs impact staff? Our QCS expert, Abi Spence, explains what...

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28th February 2022

QCS set to launch new podcast for registered managers

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Meet Abi Spence, the voice behind our new monthly podcast aimed to help individuals that want to become registered managers...

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17th January 2022

How to beat the January Blues

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Blue Monday, which falls on the 17th of January, is often referred to as the most depressing day of the year....

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05th January 2022

What a year that was

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence rounds up the year which once again was dominated by the impact of COVID-19, mandatory vaccines for the...

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22nd November 2021

Inside The Care Crisis with Ed Balls, Episode 2 – The Domiciliary Care Angle

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence gives her verdict on the final episode and finds herself screaming at Ed. I’m sat down for round two...

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16th November 2021

Nothing new for care workers, but at least it shines a light on what they do

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence’s verdict on part one of the BBC programme: Inside the Care Crisis with Ed Balls. Inside the Care Crisis,...

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12th November 2021

Care Providers Need to Know how to Support Trans People

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence on the importance of tailoring support for everyone and this means not forgetting trans people as we approach...

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