The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, has today (Thursday 18th February) launched a new online resource to make it easier for people to see which care homes have been rated as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate in their local area.
This online tool comes at a time when the regulator has rated nearly 10,000 care homes (both with and without nursing) across the country, based on its robust inspection regime that it rolled out in October 2014.
Nearly two thirds (64%) of all active care homes rated so far have been judged by CQC as providing ‘Good’ standards of care.
CQC’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, said: “When people are considering a care home, either for themselves or a loved one, knowing about the quality of care being provided is a crucial part of the decision making process.
“Through our new online map, I am delighted that for the first time we are able to show a visual and emerging picture of the care homes we have rated as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate so far.
“Everyone has a right to experience really great care and I hope this resource will help people and families learn more about the thousands of services we have identified as meeting the Mum Test along with those where we are tackling poor care – and ultimately help in choosing the right services for them.”
Check out CQC’s care home ratings map at http://www.cqc.org.uk/carehomeratingsmap.