Charity uses Freedom of Information Act to glean numbers of registered home managers from CQC

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

National charity Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) has called for better regulation of social care, better commissioning of services and better funding, after it used the Freedom of Information Act to discover that thousands of care homes across England still do not have a registered manager.
Figures obtained by the charity show that, at the start of July, more than 3,000 active care homes had conditions placed upon them by the regulator requiring them to have a registered manager in place, with 16% of them waiting for CQC clearance.
AEA chief executive Gary FitzGerald said the figures demonstrated a frightening picture of the state of residential care in England, at a time when serious questions were being asked about the quality of care provision for older people and whether or not the regulator was ‘fit for purpose’, and when the Government was considering a wider role for the private sector in health and care provision.

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