South West operators say business would be okay if red tape was reduced
Most South West care-home owners acknowledge that the region is good for their business, despite strong competition – but agree that the volume of government “red tape” has become excessive.
Almost three-quarters (72%), say the Government should scrap an existing regulation every time it introduces a new “red tape” rule.
Less than a quarter (21%) viewed the Commission for Social Care Inspection’s (CSCI) new “star-ratings” for care-homes as being likely to achieve the aim of raising standards.
Almost half (44.5%) said that the ratings indicated a loss of confidence in the existing system and would do little to raise standards.
Even more South West care-home owners and managers (52%) condemned the new self-assessment for quality assurance, saying that this new move was “another unwelcome piece of bureaucracy, which would add to the burden of ‘red-tape’”.
Almost as many, however, (48%) welcomed the self-assessment formula a