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Care Homes: Qualifications

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many registered care homes have more than 50 per cent. of employees with qualifications at NVQ level 2 or above. (195809)

We have been informed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection that, during the year ending 31 March 2007, it inspected 10,093 care homes against standard 28 of the national minimum standards (NMS) for care homes for older people. In total 7,782, or 78 per cent. of homes were found to be either meeting or exceeding the standard, which deals with the numbers of trained staff in each establishment.

Comparable information is not available for homes inspected against the NMS for care homes for younger adults.