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Revised CQC guidance for providers who support autistic people and/or people with a learning disability

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have revised their “Registering the right support” guidance to make it clearer for providers who support autistic people and/or people with a learning disability.

Now called Right support, right care right culture, this updated guidance has a stronger focus on outcomes for people.

Autistic people and people with a learning disability are as entitled to live an ordinary life as any other citizen. CQC expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted.

There are three key factors CQC expect providers to consider if they are, or want to care for autistic people and/or people with a learning disability:

  • Right support - the model of care and setting should maximise people's choice, control and independence
  • Right care - care should be person-centred and promote people's dignity, privacy and human rights
  • Right culture - the ethos, values, attitudes and behaviours of leaders and care staff should ensure people using services lead confident, inclusive and empowered lives

Read Right support, right care, right culture. How CQC regulates providers supporting autistic people and people with a learning disability.

Also of interest will be CQC's State of Care, annual assessment of health care and social care in England.

This report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.