It can be a daunting prospect to think about your responsibilities if you’re a care and support provider. Preparing for Care Quality Commission inspections, adherence to the Care Act 2014 and fulfilling other important duties might make you wonder where you need to start.
A new partnership will support providers in building on their achievements to date and driving improvement across the sector. Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) is teaming up with improvement agency the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Together they can help you to promote and develop good practice in care, meet your compliance obligations, encourage improvement and run your care business as efficiently as possible. New materials will be produced to guide this including developments to the QCS dashboard for subscribers, blogs, webinars and other helpful tools:
- SCIE resources will link with QCS’s dashboard for social care providers
- Monthly blogs will give the latest information
- The organisations will collaborate in updating QCS products, policy and procedures
- SCIE will join the QCS care improvement board.
SCIE’s Chief Executive Tony Hunter says:
“We’re keen to support improvement in the quality of adult social care, by offering expert support before and after CQC inspections and by helping providers in their responsibilities under the Care Act. The partnership with QCS will help the sector provide services which improve people’s lives.”
QCS’s Managing Director, Mat Whittingham says:
“We are really excited to be working in partnership with SCIE. Their world class resources will enhance the support we provide our clients and help us to drive quality and innovation across the sector. We believe that collaboration and the wider sharing of resources is key to the delivery of person-centred, diverse and well-led care.”