Care Unlimited Homes all on track for Good Rating with CQC!

30th September 2015

Care Unlimited is proudly on track to receive 4 out of 4 GOOD ratings, under the new CQC guidelines for Chaldon Rise, Chipstead Lodge, Ashtead Cottage and Grennell Lodge. This is especially good news considering many other care homes have not been so successful.

The topic of CQC (Care Quality Commision) ratings has been a contentious issue for many service providers across the UK, having been brought back during an overhaul of the CQC standards and inspection system in 2015.

Care Unlimited has supported the return of rating as opposed to the simple 'Compliant' versus 'Non-compliant' score, which we always felt moved the sector away from an aspiration of excellence.

Care Unlimited is proud to announce that all of its Care Homes have either achieved a GOOD Rating, or are on track for a GOOD Rating (having been inspected, and provisionally scored awaiting official publication).

Our delegates attended an informative conference at the Surrey Care Association yesterday and the topic of CQC ratings was covered and the statistics are very interesting. Only 34% of Care Homes in Surrey achieved a Good Rating, verus 54% across the country who achieved a GOOD. Only 1 Care Home in Surrey achieved an Outstanding Rating or 1%, versus only 3 of 16762 inspected under the new guidelines nationwide.

The system rates as follows: Inadequate, Needs Improvement, Good and finally Outstanding. We remain committed to achieving an Outstanding, and have plans underway to achieve this within the next 2 years.

We would like to thank our Home Managers and the staff teams they have all been developing over the past 12 months to achieve this.