What we do


The Association offers the crucial support Care providers require to deliver sustainable excellence within community, nursing, special needs and residential home settings.

Most services are delivered by the dedicated team at the Association office with support from our board members (Executive Team and Board Members)

A raft of far-ranging services enables members to spend more hours doing what they do best - care - while we carry out essential, time-consuming tasks necessary for CQC compliance and business

They Are:

Advice and Information
on care business management matters and signposting to agencies and members who could possibly assist. We also send out regular newsletters and communications and update our website and facebook page daily with news that effects the industry


Financial benefits
Members can obtain substantial discounts from prime care sector suppliers. These include Citation, CHIS, JLA, Fireco, and Aid Call. Preferential rates also apply for some legal banking and energy sourcing services.

Legal Helpline
In conjunction with care sector lawyers Harrison Clark, the Association runs a free legal helpline.


Liaison and lobbying
The Association is in regular information exchanges with Social Services, MPs, CQC and training agencies. We also represent the care community on Safeguarding boards and other committees

Rates negotiation and representation
The Association Directors act as advocates and negotiators in discussing fair and equitable rates for services provided to local authorities. All final agreements are subject to membership approval.


DBS Disclosure
Operating as a members' only umbrella group for disclosures, the association ensures efficient processing at the lowest industry rates. Enhanced disclosures are currently £50, plus £8 for a DBS Adult First. More Info

The Association has relationships with various training providers and we can signpost you to someone who can meet your needs. Details can be found on our dedicated training portal


Bed vacancy database
Details of members' vacancies, including respite and day-care beds, are updated daily, published on our website and circulated to key personnel within local authorities and health services.

Free business listings
We offer a free, public access, pictorial directory listing on our website promoting their services


Fire risk helpline
Risk management specialist STK operate a free helpline for our members.

The Association posts members' vacancies on its website and facebook page


The Association organises regular provider meetings in each of our local authority areas as well as conferences and workshops on different care topics. A full schedule of our events can be found here