Choosing care services
Standards of care
Who sets the standards for organisations which provide care at home?
All organisations that provide personal or nursing care services to people in their own homes have to be registered and inspected to ensure they meet national care standards.
The Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) is responsible for the registration and inspection of Domiciliary Care Agencies (which offer personal care) and Nurse Agencies (which offer care from qualified nurses). After they are registered agencies are inspected at least once a year to check that they are complying with National Minimum Standards as set by the government.