The Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations – will you be ready?

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|From July, homecare providers are scheduled to become subject to the new Regulations for Domiciliary Care Agencies under the Care Standards Act. Susan Cowan examines those Regulations which apply to the delivery of personal care by a homecare provider.| Last month¹s article considered the following aspects of the new Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations (the “Regulations”): – Who they apply to; – Who can carry on a domiciliary care agency, including the requirements for, and qualifications of, a registered provider and a registered manager; – The documentation a domiciliary care agency must have ­ the Statement of Purpose and Service User¹s Guide. The Regulations, although still apparently only in draft form, are due to come into force on July 1, 2002. This month¹s article considers the Regulations¹ requirements in relation to the arrangement and provision of personal care services to clients (referred to in the Regulations as “service users”). It will be seen that onerous obligations are placed on the

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