Over 100 inspectors and other staff from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are expected at care homes across the country on Friday 19 June in celebration of this year’s Care Home Open Day.
Care Home Open Day offers an ideal opportunity for people to learn more about their local care home and see examples of some of the great care, creative services and staff going the extra mile that the regulator is finding in around 60% of its new-style adult social care inspection reports published so far.
CQC’s chief inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, said: “Care Home Open day is such a wonderful opportunity to recognise and value all of the good care and fabulous staff that we know exists day in, day out across so many of the services we see.
“When people hear or read about adult social care in the media, sadly it is usually about those cases where people have received poor care and a critical part of CQC’s role is focussed on tackling services to improve, and if they don’t, putting a stop to unacceptable care being delivered altogether.
“But we have over 17,000 care homes in England and so many are providing the sorts of high quality, safe and compassionate care that I’d be happy for my mum or anyone else’s loved one to experience."