“It is very encouraging to see so many employers – and their employees – signing up to the Social Care Commitment – the sector’s promise to deliver high quality social care to those who need it.
“The commitment is driving improvement in the care and support sector at a time when the need for a high quality workforce, fully equipped to meet the challenges of an ageing and diversifying population, has never been greater. As a more robust inspection regime comes into force, it is also reassuring to note how the Social Care Commitment is helping care service providers meet the Care Quality Commission’s standards and be awarded the benchmark Care Certificate. These indicators of high quality care can only help reassure service users and raise the prestige of the profession as a whole.”
Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Community and Social Care
“CQC recognises that the leadership and culture of an organisation, and the support and training of staff, have a significant impact on the quality of care experiences by the people who use services. CQC fully supports the Social Care Commitment and will assess the culture and leadership of services as part of its new approach to inspection.”
David Behan, CQC Chief Executive
“I welcome the Social Care Commitment and support its aim to encourage adult social care to the best it can possibly be. We know from our inspections there are some fantastic care services, some that need to improve and some where the standards are unacceptably low and need to change. I hope that employers and staff will use the commitment to help ensure the delivery of safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led services that we expect and that everyone deserves.
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission
“ADASS fully supports the Social Care Commitment and recognises the crucial role of every employer and employee in raising standards and improving the quality of care experienced by the citizens we serve. We will encourage our members to sign up and embed the commitments in the provision and commissioning of care.”
Association of Directors of Adult Social Care Services (ADASS)
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