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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:

16th November 2020

Choose Kindness- Anti-Bullying Week 2020

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

This year during Anti-Bullying week from 16-20th November, the anti-bullying alliance will be raising awareness in their anti-bullying campaign ‘United...

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12th November 2020

Raising Awareness of Epilepsy

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

It’s Epilepsy awareness month in the US – and we think it should be here too! Did you know new...

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26th October 2020

Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

CQC launch new guidance to support autism and/or learning disability services. Getting it right Updating their approach to registering autism and learning...

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28th September 2020

Friendship Month: Why Friends are so Important (All the Time)

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Where Friendship Grows Friendships sprout in the most unlikely of places, am I right? The postman, the bus driver, physio, the older...

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30th October 2019

What do I need to prove to be outstanding?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  What do I need to prove to be outstanding? It can feel kind of tough to work out what CQC are...

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23rd August 2019

A good idea

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

    Is your CQC regulated service a pipe dream, or one with legs? Childhood memories It was cosy.  Definitely cosy. The Elddis wisp...

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25th June 2019

Listening through the silence

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

I like my mother feel uncomfortable in the silence. We fill in every perceived gap, crevis and tiny nook with...

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12th February 2019

When you can’t get a yes to CQC Registration what do you need to do?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Luck of the draw I have bought a lot of raffle tickets in my time. I try and hold the belief...

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20th December 2018

Taking the reindeer by its horns

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  A Positive approach to Christmas and the New Year I have been working out.  I was hoping to live on the...

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30th October 2018

The State of Social Care

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  Looking at the ‘state’ of it. I always think the title sounds like an old dress being brought out to check...

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