The Jersey Care Commission, the island’s independent regulator of care services, has published its third annual report which describes its performance against the strategic and operational objectives which were set out in the Commission’s 2021 Business Plan.
At the beginning of 2021, the Commission set six key objectives which related to regulation and inspection, professional registration, public engagement, information management, governance, and planning.
The Annual Report details the Commission’s performance relating to each of these objectives and provides a balanced account of how well the Commission achieved its aims throughout the year.
In 2021, the Commission carried out 105 inspections of regulated activities (care homes, home care services and day centres), each of which subsequently resulted in an inspection report. The inspection reports identify best practice and highlight any areas for improvement. They are all published on the Commission’s website.
Becky Sherrington (pictured), the Chief Inspector said: “While the pandemic continued to present some obstacles during the early part of 2021, we successfully completed the overwhelming majority of our scheduled inspections, albeit with more announced inspections than we might have preferred.
“We have continued to speak to providers and managers from across the sector with most respondents commenting that the inspection process is of benefit and has an impact in improving the quality of service provision. Their feedback also allows us to identify any areas where the inspection process might be improved. This is particularly important given the forthcoming regulation of services for children and young people, coming into effect early next year.”
The Commission also registered 338 health and care professionals and processed the registration renewals for a further 2,219.