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CQC warns Homecare4U Limited that they must make improvements

Published:
17 January 2014
Service:
Homecare4U 8 Cavendish Court
Provider:
Homecare4U Limited
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care in your home and supported living

17 January 2014

When the Care Quality Commission visited Homecare4U 8 Cavendish Court unannounced on 2 October 2013 we found that the service was failing to meet the national standards that people should be able to expect.

As a result, CQC has issued a formal warning to Homecare4U Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 3 December 2013:

  • Regulation 21, (Outcome 12): Requirements relating to workers The service was not operating effective recruitment procedures to ensure people employed were suitable to perform their role.

CQC inspectors will return unannounced in due course to check whether the required improvements have been made. For more details of the findings from the inspection in October 2013. Read the full report here.

If the required improvements are not made within the set timescale, CQC has a range of enforcement powers which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions, or prosecute the provider for failing to meet national standards.