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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Latest News

This week celebrates Nutrition & Hydration Week 2021!

14th Jun 2021

This week celebrates Nutrition & Hydration Week 2021!

This annual event has the objective to bring people together and highlight the improvements in the provision of nutrition & hydration within the social care sector. With a 30% greater risk among those over the age of 65 of being malnourished, it is extremely important for those working in care to be educated around malnutrition. So, as part of our contribution to Nutrition & Hydration Week, everyday this week apetito will be releasing bitesized podcasts, on a different aspect of malnutrition, hosted by our in-house Dietitian, Emily Stuart. Each podcast will be uploaded daily to our LinkedIn and can be found here: https://apetito.link/linkedin-Nutrition-and-hydration-week-

Bon Voyage! South East care group sets sail on epic virtual world cruise

19th May 2021

Bon Voyage! South East care group sets sail on epic virtual world cruise

Residents became passengers at a South East care group as it left its virtual port to embark on a six-month world cruise – offering its residents the holiday of a lifetime despite the pandemic.

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Residents and staff complete 100 laps of Kent care home in  memory of the late Captain Tom

19th May 2021

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Residents and staff complete 100 laps of Kent care home in memory of the late Captain Tom

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Residents and staff complete 100 laps of Kent care home in memory of the late Captain Tom Staff and residents at a Kent care home rallied together to complete 100 laps of the home’s dining area in honour of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 2021

11th May 2021

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 2021

The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is dedicated to inspiring business growth & sustainable social care. Taking place on the 15th and 16th September at the NEC Birmingham, the event will help reinvent the social care industry by helping businesses to grow, become more time and cost efficient and most importantly, improve the level of care available.

Care Sector Insurance Costs Survey

5th May 2021

Care Sector Insurance Costs Survey

We would be really grateful if you could take 5/10 minutes to complete the survey and provide and additional information to support us to lobby on your behalf.