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CQC warns Stepping Stone Independent Living Ltd that they must make improvements
05 February 2014
When the Care Quality Commission CQC visited Stepping Stone Independent Living Ltd unannounced on 24 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 Stepping Stone Independent Living Ltd, telling them that they must improve in the following area by 18th December 2013.
- Regulation 18, (Outcome 2): Consent to care and treatment The service was failing to ensure suitable arrangements were in place for gaining people’s consent with regard to their care and treatment and acting in accordance with this.
CQC will return unannounced in due course to check whether the required improvements have been made. This page will be updated when the findings from that inspection are published. 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.