Accredited Care Homes


To qualify for accreditation, care homes must have undertaken the full GSFCH training programme over 9 months, embedded this into their homes for at least 6 months and then undertaken a rigorous accreditation process 'Going for Gold’.

 The accreditation process includes:

  • Assessment against 20 clear standards of best practice
  • Reviewing the care of residents using the After Death Analysis Audit Tool
  • Quality Assessment Visit – reviewing the integration of the processes into everyday practice.

To achieve accreditation a home must achieve at least 84% of the standards, which includes 4 vital standards. 

To attain commend status a home must show innovative and established good practice in at least six of the 20 standards.

To be recognised as a beacon, a home must show innovative and established good practice across at least 12 of the standards.

Accredited Care Homes List to download

Care Homes Accreditation Flyer


Poster summary of Care Home Accreditation findings - click to access PDF

Updated:  29/04/2016

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