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The Lantern Community, Living, working and sharing together

The Care Quality Commission (CQC)


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As a provider of Care and Support, The Lantern Community is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 make important changes to health and social care standards which are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

The new Fundamental Standards are:

  • The duty of candour (regulation 20)
  • Need for consent (regulation 11)
  • Receiving and acting on complaints (regulation 16)
  • Good governance (regulation 17)
  • Safe care and treatment (regulation 12)
  • Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment (regulation 13)
  • Meeting nutritional and hydration needs (regulation 14)
  • Staffing (regulation 18) and fit and proper persons employed (regulation 19)
  • Person centred care (regulation 9) and dignity and respect (regulation 10)
  •  Premises and equipment (regulation 15)
  • Fit and proper persons, Directors (regulations 5)

CQC began using their new approach to inspect and regulate adult social care services on 1 October 2014. Following each inspection a provider will be rated according to the following:

  • Outstanding
  • Good
  • Requires Improvement
  • Inadequate