The first part of this topic principally refers to the suitability of care home premises for providing residential services. All premises intended for use in residential adult social care must be fit for purpose and adequately maintained and presented.

The topic covers the basic requirements in providing a suitable premises, including Care Quality Commission requirements.

The second part of the topic relates to the suitability of office premises. This section will be relevant to office premises where a domiciliary care service is based, for example, and also to some care home providers who have office facilities attached to a home or separate corporate offices.

Related material can be found in the topics on Equipment, Premises Maintenance Management, Grounds Maintenance, Security, and Heating, Lighting, Water and Ventilation.

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