Setting up supported and assisted living services
When setting up a supported or assisted living service it is important to carefully consider how the business will operate, how it should be structured and how it should be registered. Failing to get this correct at the outset could mean that the service is being provided unlawfully and could result in enforcement action and prosecution.
It is common for providers to arrange both the accommodation and the care services to service users. However, this could lead CQC to view and register the service in the same way as a care home. To avoid this there must be separation between the provision of accommodation and care. We can advise you on precautionary steps you can take and how to structure your service user contracts and tenancy agreements to show that the service is a true supported living service.
We have substantial experience advising on:
- Business structure
- CQC registration
- Tenancy agreements
- Service user contracts
- Commissioning agreements
- Fees and funding
- Staff contracts and handbooks