The Six Steps programme has been aligned with the Care Quality Commission for England and thus links to the core questions and the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs); this is reflected specifically within some of the documents, such as the portfolio and the organisational audit.
Wales has a different inspection framework (Care Inspectorate Wales), so all documents have been reviewed and aligned to the ‘Lines of Enquiry’ (LOEs) where appropriate by a team lead by Theresa Richards. The following documents should be used to substitute the ones in the general programme. Any other documents are suitable for use regardless of whether the programme is being run in England or Wales.
For care homes in Wales who have an interest in the programme, you can contact Amanda Coathup (Amanda.Coathup@wales.nhs.uk), Kay Ryan (Kay.Ryan@wales.nhs.uk) or Ruth Bond (Ruth.Bond2@wales.nhs.uk) for specific information as well as making an enquiry via the Six Steps website.