CQC and the Eden Alternative
Since its inception residential and nursing homes on the Eden Alternative UK Register of Homes and Services have always performed well in their CQC inspections. Currently, of the 41 homes on the Register 37 are in England and have been rated by CQC. Five have been rated as OUTSTANDING, 31 GOOD and one REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT. In percentage terms the figures are even more impressive, especially when compared with the National figures from the CQC 2017 annual report.
Outstanding - 14% (National 1%)
Good - 83% (National 76%)
Requires Improvement - 3% (National 21%)
Inadequate - 0% (National 3%)
While it is clearly not appropriate to say that implementing the Eden Alternative care philosophy will result in an improved CQC outcome, we can say that homes that successfully implement such a philosophy will invariably perform well.
The contribution that the Eden Alternative makes to the quality of care in homes is increasingly recognised by CQC and the CSSIW in Wales in their reports, as shown in the extracts below.