We advise throughout the process of new registrations and variations; avoiding costly mistakes with “new build” homes
We advise owners throughout the process of new registrations and variations, including completing all the required applications. We have encountered many cases where a "new build" home has not met the required standards, and where the regulators have made unnecessary (and unenforceable) demands. Involving us in the initial design with architects will eliminate costly mistakes. We will liaise with the CQC to ensure registration is granted as early as possible.
Case study:a new-build home had registration delayed by over 12 months due to unnecessary demands by the regulator. Equally, the home had been built with some rooms not meeting the standards applicable at the time. The home eventually opened with 15% less places than planned. An early consultation with us would have ensured the home met the standards and opened on target. We have subsequently worked with the owner to revise the accommodation to meet the original specification, and full registration and occupancy has now been achieved.
We assist managers through the “fit person” registration process, including advice on completion of the self-assessment questionnaires and advising on the interview. We provide 1:1 training on the responsibilities of owners, Responsible Individuals and Registered Managers under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated legislation. Please also see Staff Training.
We advise on the implications of the Health and Social Act 2008 and associated Regulations and Standards as follows:
... looking after your interests