Consultation on fees is unfair, lacking in detail and disproportionate, says the CPA
The Care Providers Alliance (CPA) has submitted a joint response to the CQC consultation on fees payable by independent social care sector providers from April this year.
CPA chair Miranda Wixon said members of the CPA – a range of adult social care provider representative bodies in England – had expressed great concern about the current performance of CQC.
“Our members are experiencing delays in registration of managers, new services and variations, and as a sector we feel communication with us is poor,” said Ms Wixon.
“We still have no idea as to what will replace the ‘star ratings’ system. Yet CQC are proposing considerable fee increases for some providers which means they will be paying more for what is, in effect, a reduced service ( limited inspections and no qualitative assessments) which is not working well.”
Ms Wixon said the CPA foun