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CARE STANDARDS ACT 2000 Domiciliary Care National Minimum Standards


This document sets out the National Minimum Standards for domiciliary care agencies including local authority provision and NHS Trusts. They form the criteria by which the National Care Standards Commission will determine whether the agency provides personal care to the required standard. The purpose of these minimum standards is to ensure the quality of personal care and support which people receive whilst living in their own home in the community.

These standards establish the minimum required; ie they identify a standard of service provision below which an agency providing personal care for people living in their own home must not fall. While broad in scope, these standards acknowledge the unique and complex needs of individuals, and the additional specific knowledge, and skills required in order to deliver a service that is tailored to the needs of each person. These standards will be applied to agencies providing personal care to the wide
range of people who need care and support whilst living in their own home.