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Care Homes

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what star rating each care home in the East Riding of Yorkshire received in the last report published by the Commission for Social Care Inspection; and if she will make a statement. (93175)

I understand from the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that it proposes to introduce new quality, or star, ratings for all 28,000 care providers in England by mid-2007, which will allow service users and the public to see easily whether care providers are excellent, good, adequate or poor.

CSCI inspectors prepare a report after each inspection of a care home, which sets out what the service does well and lists any improvements that need to be made.

A CSCI report of a care home assesses each aspect of the services provided by reference to the Government’s national minimum standards, which form the basis of what people should expect from care services.

CSCI reports for care homes are available on its website at www.csci.org.uk.