National Care Association - motivated by the need for a strong and influential representation at a national level, we are the respected voice of the independent care sector.
Representing small and medium sized care providers and affiliated local associations, National Care Association liaise with national Government at a political and departmental level; Local Government and key stakeholder groups including the NHS and CQC.
National Care Association is particularly well connected across the health and care sector; from our members who provide the care and support through to our working relationship with Ministers and Senior Civil Servants. We represent our members by being around the table when it matters – ensuring the voice of the care sector is heard.
On a practical level National Care Association is an essential part of the care provider’s toolkit. Our members benefit from DBS online services, toolkits, business and bulk purchase discounts, legal and employment advice, as well as information, support and guidance through the regulatory and policy issues that affect us all.
We communicate regularly with our members through enews updates, seminars and workshops. Available for expert sector advice when its needed we ensure our members are as informed as possible to face the challenges ahead.
National Care Association is a not for profit company limited by guarantee formed in 1981.
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Our Members across all our sectors of membership receive an array of benefits and assistance as part of their annual membership fee.
26th Jun 2019
2019 Social Care Fees Briefing paper
Social Care amnesia... but at what cost?
19th Mar 2019
Ombudsman issues good practice guide for care providers
PRESS RELEASE: The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has issued a good practice guide which shares lessons from complaints to help adult social care providers improve their services.
21st Feb 2019
Visiting rights in care homes and unwelcome guests
The Care Quality Commission has set out guidance for care home operators as to best policy concerning the rights of residents to receive visitors.
21st Feb 2019
Sorry seems to be the hardest word…
CQC fines healthcare provider
19th Feb 2019
CQC Declare Your Care campaign
New research for CQC shows people regret not raising concerns about their care – but those who do raise concerns see improvements
Care Study Day: When The Inspector Calls BIRMINGHAM
Lapal House, Lapal Lane South, Halesowen , West Midlands, B62 0ES
Celebration of Namaste Care
University of Worcester Arena, (accessible, city centre venue)
Namaste Care International Conference
Script Media/ The Way to ‘Outstanding’ Care - Colchester
Colchester United Football Club, CO4 5UP
Care Study Day: When The Inspector Calls DARTFORD
Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel, Brands Hatch, Dartford, DA3 8PE
Script Media/ The Way to ‘Outstanding’ Care - York
York Racecourse, YO23 1EX