Welcome to our domiciliary set-up guide! In this article, we will discuss how to set up and run a UK-based domiciliary care agency. Starting up on your own can be a daunting task. But we will make the task much easier for you. With over twenty years of experience in running, managing and owning a domiciliary homecare agency (and a nursing agency), I understand the process of registration, policies and procedures you'll need. I have contracted with government, the NHS, CCG’s and private care homes. I have turned over one million pounds of revenue a year, so rest assured you will get to know all the secrets of running a successful homecare agency. I am also able to see any pitfalls you may have when running this type of care business.
You will have to put in a lot of hard work though! You have to meet certain criteria; you will need to meet the Care Quality Commission standards, together with considerable legislative obligations. Furthermore you will need to have a considerable number of relevant policies and procedures in place in order to satisfy government regulators and inspection set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). If you are planning to run an health or adult social care service, providing care in individuals own homes, then you will need to register, with the Care Quality Commission. Apply as a new provider, registration normally takes 4-6 weeks. You can also get information from the Care Quality Commission website, here is the link:
I offer over 24 hours of instructional video’s, policies and procedure templates and guidance, on how to start a homecare business. You will also be entitled to come to the five-day boot camp where you can work on your homecare agency in a classroom setting. That's all for the price of £999.00. Call us on 01903 202658 / 07415 870970 or email us to find out more.
Below is what you will need in order to meet the registration requirements of registration for a domiciliary care business;
Care Acts, Legislation, Regulations
Fit and proper person
Policies and procedures
Here is a list of regulations, you will need to be aware of in order to meet the criteria set by CQC. This guidance describes how providers and managers can meet the regulations. These include the "fundamental standards" – the standards below which care must never fall;
Regulation 4: Requirements where the service provider is an individual or partnership
Regulation 5: Fit and proper persons: directors
Regulation 6: Requirement where the service provider is a body other than a partnership
Regulation 7: Requirements relating to registered managers
Regulation 8: General
Regulation 9: Person-centred care
Regulation 10: Dignity and respect
Regulation 11: Need for consent
Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment
Regulation 13: Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment
Regulation 14: Meeting nutritional and hydration needs
Regulation 15: Premises and equipment
Regulation 16: Receiving and acting on complaints
Regulation 17: Good governance
Regulation 18: Staffing
Regulation 19: Fit and proper persons employed
Regulation 20: Duty of candour
Regulation 20A: Requirement as to display of performance assessments
Regulation 12: Statement of purpose
Regulation 13: Financial position
Regulation 14: Notice of absence
Regulation 15: Notice of changes
Regulation 16: Notification of death of service user
Regulation 17: Notification of death or unauthorised absence of a service user who is detained or liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983
Regulation 18: Notification of other incidents
Regulation 19: Fees
Regulation 20: Requirements relating to termination of pregnancies
Regulation 22A: Form of notifications to the Commission
We hold training workshop events and online webinars on a monthly basis, covering the following subjects:
Want to know more? We are always delighted to answer any questions about our products and services. So why not call us on 01903 202658 / 07415 870970 or email us to find out more about Metamorphosis...? We look forward to hearing from you!
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"My ideas on how to start the business were all over the place, but after getting the system, I have direction and clarity on what I need to do. After completing the system in three months, we have our first contract and we are filling shifts for care homes".
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