Abbeyfield welcomes choice of NCSC head

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The chief executive of the Abbeyfield Society welcomed the appointment of Ron Kerr as chief executive of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC), the body set up to regulate care services including private and voluntary providers. Abbeyfield chief executive Foster Murphy said Mr Kerr¹s appointment would be very good for the caring sector. “There are parallels between what the Care Standards Act and Abbeyfield Standard aim to achieve,” Mr Murphy said. “The Abbeyfield Society has introduced its own standard which aims to ensure the Care Standards Act¹s requirements are met in Abbeyfield residential care homes.” Introduced in April 2000, the Abbeyfield Standard has received support from the Freemasons Grand Charity in the form of almost £200,000 in grant funding. The grant will fund the work to ensure new standards across a range of housing, support and care services reaching thousands of older people. “The national standards will introduce consistency that has been lacking and will mean that quality wi

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