Is my loved one’s Care Home safe?

Online ratings map for every Care Home in England

A new online map was recently launched that allows anyone to find out the rating for any Care Home or Nursing Home in England.

It features an easy to use map that shows all the care homes in England. Each Care Home is marked by a coloured circle. You can zoom in to the area you’re interested in or search the map by postcode. You can also search for a particular care home.

Each care home on the map has a coloured circle which instantly tells you the overall grade of the care home; Outstanding, Good, Requires improvement or Inadequate.

Clicking on the coloured circle allows you to easily access more information about the home or download the full report.

CQC map info

You can see the map here: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/map-care-home-ratings-england

This new service is provided by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The CQC carries out the official inspections of Care and Nursing Homes in England and they have wide ranging powers to regulate homes, including prosecuting cases where people are harmed on in danger of harm and closing homes if necessary.

To find out more about the work the CQC does click here: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/what-we-do

To see more about their powers click here: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/taking-action

If you are worried about someone you know, a friend or family member, who is in a Care Home it can be very difficult to know what to do for the best.

We are very experienced solicitors who have helped many people in your situation, including, if necessary, taking Homes to court. We fully understand the need for confidentiality and if you want to talk over things we’d be happy to give you a free, no obligations, confidential consultation where we can assess the situation and advise you what options you have.

Don’t delay, it’s important to act quickly:

Even if you’re not sure what’s going on, it’s much better to find out your fears are unfounded than wait and then find out much later that you were right. If there is an issue we may need to ensure that any necessary evidence is preserved, we may also need to make enquiries whilst there are still reasonable prospects for finding out the exact circumstances surrounding your concerns.

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