The Care Association Alliance: Sharing Best Practice and Fostering Confidence
“To share best practice, experience, success and failures between Care Association Alliance members to foster self-confidence locally in their discussions and negotiations with Local Authorities and NHS CCGs.”
The Care Association Alliance is a forum for like-minded care providers to share best practice and experiences. The organisation also allows small providers from across the country to present their issues directly to key decision makers in the industry.
The Care Association Alliance is member based with no fee. We fund our operating costs from commercial sponsorship for which we are very grateful and respond by promoting our sponsors. We meet formally 4 times or more a year and plan to establish meetings in the north and south of the country for geographical and economic reasons. We communicate between meetings and members support individual meetings with central decision makers, representing front line providers on key topical issues (such as the national shortage of nurses) feeding back to all members.
If you’d like more information about the Care Association Alliance, or if you’re interested in joining us, please get in touch!
With the recent Brexit decision, dramatic increases in the National Living Wage and Skills for Care projecting a need for 500,000 new workers over the next decade, it seemed appropriate to look at some of the recent trends in workforce recruitment. With Brexit on the horizon, are social care employers increasingly dependent on EU workers? With the recent rises in national living wage, what affect has this had on wages? And Finally, if we need 500,000 more workers, where will they come from?
The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is the UK’s only free event dedicated to growing the social care industry and achieving a sustainable social care model.
Much has been made of the ‘social care timebomb’ in recent months. The analogy refers to the growing demand for care. Care homes need to generate another 50,000 beds within five years to adhere to a growing demand, whilst the domiciliary care industry needs to become more cost and time efficient to save money and improve the level of care available.
The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo will attract 5,500 care home, nursing home and domiciliary care business owners. Features designed to inspire business growth and a sustainable social care model include: