Consultation on Excellence Award begins
A consultation on a new excellence award for adult social care services in England started on May 9.
The social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the new voluntary award, due to launch in April 2012, will be delivered by third party organisations under licence to CQC.
The consultation seeks people’s views on a definition of excellence, developed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), and key aspects of the assessment process.
CQC chief executive Cynthia Bower said she strongly urged everyone to give their views and help shape the scheme.
“Many social care services work tirelessly day in day out to provide the very best of care,” said Ms Bower.
“That dedication should be recognised and people who are looking for care, either for themselves or for their loved ones, should have a way to identify these excell