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CQC gets ready to celebrate Care Home Open Day 2016

27 April 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is once again getting ready to join in with the enthusiasm and support for the annual Care Home Open Day event taking place this year on Friday 17 June.

Over 150 CQC inspectors and other staff members visited participating locations on Care Home Open Day last year, and as the regulator of adult social care, CQC is looking forward to doing it all over again in 2016 where the theme is ‘celebration.’

As well as giving people the chance to visit their local care home, Care Home Open Day is also an opportunity to meet with CQC inspectors and other staff members who will be on hand to answer questions about CQC’s work, the quality of care residents have a right to expect, and the information that CQC provides.

CQC’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, said: “Along with many others, I really enjoyed visiting different care homes during Care Home Open Day last year. But the best care homes know that connecting with their local communities and enriching the lives of their residents it is not just a one day in the year effort – it is an everyday of the year commitment. That’s what we want for everyone living in care homes and already exists in the best services we see.

“Visiting your local care home will help you meet dedicated and committed staff, treating people living there with dignity and respect and supporting them to experience as positive, independent and meaningful life as possible. The majority of care homes are like this and I hope Care Home Open Day will give everyone the opportunity to celebrate great care and act as a further incentive for other services to improve.”

For more information, visit the Care Home Open Day website to see which care homes are participating on the day.

CQC’s regularly updated map on our webpage also shows where CQC inspectors and staff will be visiting.

Tweet about Care Home Open Day @CareQualityComm using the hashtag #CHOD2016.


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

1. As of 21 April 2016, CQC had issued ratings for a total of 13,851 active locations for all adult social care services (including care homes with and without nursing). These are:


- 1% (102) – Outstanding
- 68% (9,405) – Good
- 28% (3,948) – Requires Improvement
- 3% (396) – Inadequate


2. CQC now has a new online map to make it easier for people to see which care homes have been rated as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate in their local area. Check it out here.


3. There are around 17,000 active care homes in England with and without nursing registered with CQC. 

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

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

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.