Care Homes

Registration and inspection

Go to the carechoices website to look for residential care home vacancies in your area.

Responsibility for registration and inspection of Residential Care Homes located in Brighton & Hove is now the responsibility of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

The CQC is a major national organisation which has taken over the regulation of social care services and private health care from local councils and health authorities. 

The following services are required to register with the CQC:

  • Care Homes 
  • Children's Homes 
  • Domiciliary Care Agencies 
  • Residential Family Centres 
  • Voluntary Adoption Agencies 
  • Independent Fostering Agencies 
  • Private and Voluntary Hospitals and Clinics 
  • Exclusively private Doctors 
  • Nurses' Agencies

The CQC is also responsible for inspecting:

  • local authority fostering services 
  • local authority adoption services 
  • the welfare aspects of boarding schools

For all enquiries within the East Sussex area, including Brighton & Hove, please contact:

Care Quality Commission
National Correspondence
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Tel:  (03000) 616161

Further information about CQC is available at

If you are unsure who to contact

If you would like further information or are not sure whether you need to contact the Commission, Social Care & Health or another organisation, please contact:

Access Point

Adult Social Care
Brighton & Hove City Council
2nd floor, Bartholomew House
Bartholomew Square
Brighton BN1 1JP

Tel: (01273) 295555
Fax: (01273) 296372