Support services looked at by the Care Quality Commission

Some support and care services must also be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). These are services like GPs, hospitals and residential care homes as well as some community support and care services.

Care Quality Commission checks to see if providers are giving good health and social care services to people. They do this by inspecting services, looking at a number of quality standards, checking for whether the services are:

• Responsive to people’s needs
• Effective
• Well-led
• Caring
• Person centred

After Care Quality Commission have inspected a service, they will write a report. The reports might help you compare different services and make a choice about what one you choose.

You can search for care homes and view these reports on the Care Quality Commission website: – There is also a link to an easy read guide on their work