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Residential and Nursing Homes

Page last updated: 04 September 2019

A residential home is a home where a number of people live together who receive care and support 24 hrs a day from care staff. 

A nursing home is a home where people live together who require nursing care because of illness or disability and receive care and support from trained nursing staff.

If you're looking for care services, you'll want to make sure you or a loved-one receive safe, compassionate and high-quality care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have pulled together some information to help you.

Who are the CQC

The CQC are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

The 5 key questions the CQC ask all care services they inspect.

  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people's needs?
  • Are they well-led?

Find out more about the CQC’s future strategy for health and social care on their website (opens in a new window).



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