Managing Director, Wendy Holbeche has made the Social Care Commitment.
The Social Care Commitment is the sector’s promise to provide people who need care and support with high quality services. By signing up to the commitment Clear Care are pledging to contribute towards improving the overall quality of the social care workforce. It is seen by the Department of Health as a key part of the solution to raising the standard of and the public’s confidence in, care and support offered in our sector.
“It is really important for people to have reliable information about what good care looks like so they can make the right choices about the care they want. This commitment from employers and staff will help foster a more open, transparent system that leaves bad care with nowhere to hide and will lead to better standards across the board.
“It is encouraging to see how many employers have already signed up to this commitment and that they can see how this will benefit their own organisations as well as driving improvement in the care and support sector.”
Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb
The commitment is made by signing up to seven ‘I will…’ statements and their supporting tasks. The tasks help workers and employers put the commitment into practice.
“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 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