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Pet66 wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 4:25 pm
They do at my husband's home. The manager writes it on her whiteboard, and explains to us that we are able to speak in private to them if we wish. My daughter is a teaching assistant, and her school are frantic when OFSTED make the appointment.
THe CQC put a poster up and ask for visitors to speak to them on the day of the inspection. The inspector takes the poster in with them.

I left teaching 4 years ago. In those days you were told the day before that OFSTED were going to be in the school tomorrow.
Sorry to dispute Blossom, but the manager informs us on her Whiteboard at least a week before the CQC are inspecting, and the staff are frantic with the files. Definitely not a day before. The CQC don't put a poster up, they ask visitors if they would like a chat. Hubby's home is ok to be honest, but not without faults, the same as most. The last inspection results were good in all but one, section, and that was needs improvement.
You can all add your signatures to the Care Alliance letter here
https://act.autism.org.uk/page/23714/petition/1

I'm quite concerned that Carers UK haven't asked us directly
CSA letter to Jeremy Hunt :

Dear Jeremy Hunt,

It is beyond dispute that our adult social care system is now broken and fundamentally unfit for purpose. Today, over a million older and disabled people are struggling every day without the basic care and support they require.

New research with nearly 4,000 adults of all ages who need care or who look after someone with care needs reveals a distressing picture of appalling failings. It also shows the devastating impact on hundreds of thousands of people who deserve much better:

1 in 4 are unable to maintain the basics, including washing, getting dressed and going to the toilet.
1 in 5 have gone without meals due to a lack of care and support.
1 in 4 said they needed hospital treatment and 1 in 8 told us they’ve been delayed leaving hospital because of not being able to get the care they need.


The ‘Voices from the social care crisis’ report found that the lack of decent, reliable care and support is a problem right across the country, not just in some unfortunate local areas. Families and friends are being pushed to breaking point as they are having to step in when care is desperately needed but is not being provided.

However, with the right support, people can live the lives they want to, play an active part in their communities, avoid loneliness and enter or maintain paid employment.

The Social Care Green Paper is your opportunity to change things.

The Government must:

Fill the current £2.5 billion funding gap now.
In the Green Paper – show how we can fix the broken care system for everyone, regardless of age or condition.
Make the case for a long-term funding settlement – that addresses the shocking levels of unmet need and takes unnecessary pressure of the NHS. People must be able to get the high quality care they need, no matter where they live.


Social care needs to work for everyone, and now is the time to make this a reality.

Please take this chance to finally fix our broken system.

Yours sincerely,

CSA Campaigners


.... and that's just one piece of the whole jigsaw puzzle.
Pet66 wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 6:44 pm
Sorry to dispute Blossom, but the manager informs us on her Whiteboard at least a week before the CQC are inspecting, and the staff are frantic with the files. Definitely not a day before. The CQC don't put a poster up, they ask visitors if they would like a chat. Hubby's home is ok to be honest, but not without faults, the same as most. The last inspection results were good in all but one, section, and that was needs improvement.
Very intersting- I would report that.