CSCI issues guidance to inspectors on deregistration of care homes

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

The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) has issued interim guidance to staff about making a distinction between care homes and supported living or extra care housing schemes. The guidance follows the Court of Appeal1s decision to dismiss the appeal by people who use services provided by Alternative Futures Limited, a care home provider that applied to cancel registrations with CSCI to become supported housing providers. This will serve as interim guidance pending the possibility of an appeal from the Court of Appeal judgement to the House of Lords, and subsequent full and detailed review of existing Commission and Department of Health guidance. The Court of Appeal found: # The provision of accommodation, together with nursing or personal care, is a key factor in determining whether an establishment is a care home # Separation of the accommodation provider from the care provider will not necessarily mean that it is not a care home # The existence of a tenancy agreement is not conclusive in determining

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