HousingCare's Directory of Care Homes now features quality ratings provided by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Initially controversial, CQC's ratings were dropped for a while, but then re-instated as even their critics came round to the view that they provided invaluable guidance for care seekers about both the strengths and weaknesses of individual care homes.
Almost all England care home pages on our site now show a summary of their CQC quality rating, from which you can click through to CQC's own website to read its most recent report on a home.
Your Care Rating
Your Care Rating is another respected quide to quality, devised and funded by a group of care home operators themselves, and running since 2013. Ratings are based on detailed annual surveys of residents, and a comprehensive report on each home is produced and can be viewed or downloaded from the Your Care Rating website. Since its launch, we have supported Your Care Rating and included links to its reports on our care home pages for all homes covered.
For examples of Your Care Rating scores and detailed reports see:
More about Your Care Rating below:
The purpose of Your Care Rating is to:
- Give care home residents a voice
- Promote continuous quality improvement in the care sector
- Provide an authoritative source of information for existing and prospective customers and other stakeholders
This year (2015), Your Care Rating is also piloting a survey of relatives and friends of residents living in care homes. A group of providers participating in the survey of residents is also taking part in this important new development of Your Care Rating.
Your Care Rating Limited, is a 'not for profit' organisation, and any surpluses will be retained and used to further its aims and objectives. Your Care Rating has been developed with the support of National Care Forum (NCF) and Care England.ent regulator of health and social care in England.