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CQC rate East Sussex Shared Lives Scheme Outstanding

6 April 2017
East Sussex Shared Lives Scheme
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by East Sussex Shared Lives Scheme, Eastbourne, East Sussex, to be Outstanding following an inspection in January 2017.

Inspectors rated East Sussex Shared Lives Scheme as Outstanding for being effective, caring and well-led and Good for being safe and responsive to people’s needs.

A shared lives service is when a shared lives carer (SLC) shares their home and family life with an adult who needs care or support to help them live well. Support can include long term or short term accommodation and respite care.

Debbie Ivanova, CQC's Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care (South), said:

“We were really impressed by the outstanding level of care and support people received from East Sussex Shared Lives Scheme."

“We were delighted to see care that was tailor made and person-centred where people were supported by carers who knew them exceptionally well.  It was also good to see people were continually encouraged and empowered to develop confidence and skills both in meeting their personal care needs and in developing the skills to gain independence. Through family life, people had been given a chance to gain self-esteem and were supported to increase independence and this should be applauded"

“The team should be extremely proud of the work they do. I congratulate the staff at East Sussex Shared Lives Scheme for achieving our highest rating.”

The full inspection report can be found on our website.


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

To get to the heart of people’s experiences of care, we always ask the following five questions of services.

  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs?
  • Are they well-led?
Providers are required by law to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. This should be done within 21 days of publication of their inspection report.

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.