‘Excellence Award’ not suitable for homecare


Posted on November 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) says the Care Quality Commission’s new ‘Excellence Award’ appears to be more appropriate for residential care than care in people’s own homes.

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) says the Care Quality Commission’s new ‘Excellence Award’ appears to be more appropriate for residential care than care in people’s own homes.
UKHCA says homecare providers could find it difficult to demonstrate that their agency meets some of the new criteria being used to judge excellence.
  
The association says it is not a reflection on the quality of homecare services, but about the way homecare is generally commissioned by local authorities for short periods of time, unlike residential care which provides care and activities throughout the entire day.
 
UKHCA chief executive Bridget Warr said homecare providers were strongly in favour of a fair and appropriate means of assessing and recognising high quality in the provision of services and regretted CQC’s decision to cease providing this as part of their service to service users and the publ





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