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NCF partner projects: The Care Provider Alliance (CPA)

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) brings together the 11 main national associations which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England.  We work to represent the sector and ensure a coordinated response to the major issues that affect it.

Together our members provide care and support to 1.2 million people through residential, home-based and community services, whether commissioned by local authorities and the NHS or privately purchased. Together our members employ over 620,000 care workers. 
The Care Provider Alliance is an informal body with a rotating chair. Membership is of the representative associations with a national membership across the whole of England. However, some CPA members also represent services in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 
We meet regularly with all the main national agencies involved in social care including Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS). We have close links with the Department of Health, NHS England, Skills for Care, the Social Care Institute for excellence (SCIE) and the Think Local Act Personal Partnership (TLAP.)
Our membersí services include residential and nursing care, homecare, supported living and extra care housing, shared lives schemes, advocacy and telephone helplines. They support children, adults of working age and older people. 

Our members are:

  • Arco
  • Association for Real Change
  • Association of Mental Health Providers
  • ​Care England
  • Ceretas
  • National Care Association
  • National Care Forum
  • Registered Nursing Home Association
  • Shared Lives Plus
  • United Kingdom Home Care Association
  • ​Voluntary Organisations Disability Group
The purpose of the Care Provider Alliance is:
  • ​To offer leadership to the care sector at a time of considerable change and uncertainty
  • To develop an effective way to engage and influence policymakers, national bodies, commissioners, regulators and other key influencers
  • To develop ways to work together to share information and extend our potential reach and influence
  • To collect and collate information relevant to market trends and changes in order to offer advice, guidance and support to our respective members
  • To share representation (and reporting responsibilities) at national events
  • To demonstrate innovation within care and support services and new ways of working 
Please contact our current chair via if you would like further information or to engage with us.

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