Life after the NCSC Â will things be any different?
|What can providers and users of social care services in England expect from the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), which goes live on April 1? Will it be a case of the more things changing, the more they stay the same? Caring Times spoke to Denise Platt, chair of the new Commission.| “The launch of the new Commission heralds significant change in social care,” Ms Platt began unambiguously, but said the change would not be change for changeÂ¹s sake, and it would not lead to either a disruption in the services people receive nor in the inspection programme. “From the start, we have consulted with the organisations whose functions are transferring to us to ensure business continuity during the transition process. To this end, we have decided not to alter our inspection methodologies during our first year. But we will take a considered view of how they deliver the policy of promoting independence and achieving potential. From 2005, we will change the methodologies where we need to. “There will be a ch