CQC Focused Inspection

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports that there are now over 1,000 home care agencies that have CQC ratings of ‘requires improvement’ and the trend is on the rise. In speaking to a number of home care service providers, there appears to a similar mindset among providers that after a comprehensive inspection on their service, they simply have to put together an action plan for CQC and the matter ends there, well, you are WRONG.


Paying for home care services

Care and support services at home aren’t free and most councils charge for providing them. If your local council agrees that you have care and support needs, they will then look at your finances to see how much you will have to contribute towards the cost of your care. How much you’ll be asked to pay for your care services depends on your resources and your local council’s charging rules. They will assess your income and savings to work out your contribution. 


How to Start a Home Care Agency

 At Hellocare Consulting, we know how busy care providers are trying to make their businesses succeed. Instead of having to learn every business task yourself, why not focus on what you do best in your care agency and leave the rest to us?

In the UK, there are approximately  9,000 home care agencies  registered with the  Care Quality Commission (CQC) . With the steadily ageing population and many people’s desire to stay in their own homes as they grow old, the domiciliary care industry is set to boom and there might not be a been a better time to start a home care agency.




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