Setting supported living accommodation
I am desperately looking for advice on how to set up supported living accommodation using private landord. Do I need to register first with CQC?. I have landlords willing to rent out their properties in Birmingham. I would very much appreciate any ideas you can possibly share with me.
If you are not going to be providing personal care you don’t need to register with CQC. What sort of group are you looking at accommodating?
Thank you Pauline for your response. The group I am thinking is, adults with mental health and learning difficulties. We may come across some who may need minimum help with personal care I am not sure as this is my first time to get involved in such a process.
,I’d suggest you register with CQC as mental health and learning disabilities are considered as vulnerable persons and like you say you might come across personal care it’s best to be CQC regulated. Semi independent living for care leavers does not require CQC registration if you wish to go that route x
Thank you for your advice, really helpful.
The attached link will take you to the CQC Guidance document. My advice would be to talk to your local CQC office about your individual scenario.
You might also consider speaking to local Housing Associations who may be willing to work with you to meet accommodation needs as well as private landlords. Housing Associations are regulated by the HCA( Homes and Communities Agency) and must meet decent homes standards whereas private landlords are currently unregulated.
The Government have recently published their response to a consulation regarding houses of multiple occupancy for private landlords too.
Hope this helps
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CQC Guidance on Registering the Right Support
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Thank you for your response, very helpful.
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I’m in the process of setting up supported living accommodation for care leavers through a private landlord. Does my landlord need to speak with HCA? If so how do they contact the HCA?
Dear Steve Sinnott,
I find your information really beneficial but wonder how one can contact Local Housing Associations and private landlords who are willing to meet the accommodation side of the supported living scheme.
I am considering setting up one and would like you to shed more light on this.
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Hi, am in the north west area, and interested in starting up supported living for People with learning disabilities. Anyone who can help with advice , policies and information around dealing with housing associations. Thank you my contact email is below
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