CQC fines two unregistered companies £4,000 each for providing health services

Two companies that provided personal care services have been fined £4000 because they were not registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) as required by law

This is an edited version of an article first published on the CQC website.

CQC has issued fixed penalty notices to Helping Hands Care Services LLP and TD Homecare Services Limited, both on Avenue Road in Freshwater Isle of Wight, after they admitted to providing care services while they were unregistered.

It is an offence under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to carry out a regulated activity – in this case, providing personal care – without being registered with CQC.

Joyce Frederick, deputy chief inspector of registration, said:

“The law requires all care agencies to register with the Care Quality Commission. This then ensures that all registered providers are then subject to a system of monitoring and ongoing inspection to make sure that standards are being maintained.

“Providers of personal care services deal with people whose circumstances can make them vulnerable, and who may not be able to report abuse or poor care. We do not hesitate to take further action to protect people from providers who ignore the requirements of the law.”

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