Some of the people living in the schemes will receive personal care (an activity we regulate). There are separate contracts for the personal care and for housing. Not everyone living in supported living schemes receives personal care.
We do not specifically refer to medicines administration in our definition of ‘personal care’. A CQC registered provider may provide personal care to a person and also administer their medicines. The medicines administration is considered ‘ancillary to’ the personal care they are receiving.
A scheme might support people to administer their medicines but not provide personal care. The medicines administration is not an ‘ancillary activity’. It does not fall into the scope of regulation by CQC.
We are regulated at scheme level. We have no powers to enter individual homes.