ECCA: providers should not underestimate the significance of new inspection regime

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

The significance of new proposals for care home inspections should not be underestimated, says the English Community Care Association (ECCA). Responding to the Commission for Social Care Inspection’s (CSCI) consultation on the Key Lines of Regulatory Assessment (KLORA) for Homes for Older People. ECCA director of policy Ann Mackay cautioned against any underestimation of the significance of the proposals. “ECCA believes it is a considerable challenge to bring objectivity and consistency to the difficult activity of constructing quality ratings based on service outcomes,” said Ms Mackay. “ECCA would like to underline the importance for the care home sector of this new approach.” ECCA says it is essential that the Key Lines of Regulatory Assessment (KLORA) for Homes for Older People command the confidence and credibility of the sector. The association says it is equally imperative for a mechanism to be put in place to give the provider the right to make representations on their ratings, because an adv

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