Scottish regulator reports high praise
Scotlandâ€™s social care regulator, the care Commission, says it has won won high praise from service users, the general public and from care providers.
Almost 3000 people took part in the Stakeholder Survey 2008, undertaken independently by George Street Research. It found that 87% of people who use care services and 84% of the general public rated the performance of the Care Commission as good, very good or excellent – up 14% and 11% respectively since 2005.
The opinion of care providers had dropped from 89% to 85% in the same period.
The research was conducted during May and June 2008. Established in 2002, the Care Commission regulates almost 15,000 services which provide care for about 320,000 people â€“ including all of Scotlandâ€™s 1600 care homes, 4200 childrenâ€™s day care services (including nurseries) and just over 6000 childminders.