This document is designed to summarise and centralise the information freely available on the CQC’s website informing on the new Single Assessment Framework. There are some additional elements that we have provided to aid in your understanding of this, such as suggested evidence and a KLOE mapping exercise.

The key evidence categories have been listed by sector groups. The CQC will prioritise collecting evidence in these categories as a part of their assessment. However, please be aware that the lists are a guide and not a checklist. Upon new registration or at the first assessment under the new approach, evidence will be collected in all the key evidence categories for a particular Quality Statement. Other categories may be looked at if evidence suggests this is needed.

The Care Homes and Supported Living category is applicable to:

  • Residential homes
  • Nursing homes
  • Supported living schemes.