• About CPA

    About CPA

    The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) brings together all the main representative bodies for independent adult social care providers. We have come together to ensure a coordinated response to the major… Read more →

  • Membership Criteria

    Membership Criteria

    Membership criteria for prospective members of the Alliance CPA will consider requests for membership of the Alliance from organisations meeting all of the following criteria: 1.       The organisation must wholly,… Read more →

  • Publications


    Discover our vision document and other publications here.  

  • Contact


    The CPA is a co-ordinating body, without a full time office or staff. The first point of contact for the CPA is the Chair, which is a rotating position around… Read more →

New CPA member

New CPA member

The Care Providers Alliance would like to welcome the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) to their membership.   ARCO is the main body representing housing-with-care providers in the UK. Retirement communities may also be referred to as retirement villages; extra care housing; housing with care; assisted living; close care apartments; or independent living. Find out more www.arcouk.org

Event: Next steps for integrating health and social care, and implementing the Better Care Fund

Delegates will discuss challenges and opportunities in implementing the Better Care Fund - following Government-announced changes to the regulation of the fund – and will consider what early lessons can be taken from the Integrated Care Pioneers. Further sessions will focus on progress and priorities for NHS England, Health and Wellbeing Boards, local authorities and other key stakeholders in working together to improve… Read more →

Healthwatch Special Inquiry into unsafe discharge

Healthwatch the consumer champion of health and care, has launched a special inquiry to find out what happens to people discharged from a health and care setting: focusing on three consumer groups – the homeless, those with mental health conditions and the elderly. They are reaching out to communities right across the country through the 148 local healthwatch.  They also… Read more →

New TLAP partnership agreement launched today

The Care Provider Alliance welcomes the new Think Local Act Personal partnership agreement for 2014-2017, which has been launched today. The Care Provider Alliance has been involved with TLAP from the onset and holds a position as joint chair on the programme board. We welcome the level of accountability within the new partnership agreement, the commitment from partners to help… Read more →

Update from Care and Support Reform Programe

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has been working with the Programme Management office  (PMO) to take forward the offer of provider support, to  ensure that there is a focus on provider implementation as part of the joint programme for the Care and Support Act. The PMO and CPA developed a job role for the position and Martin Caunt (Head of Care… Read more →

Consultation on how CQC regulate, inspect and rate services

The CQC have launched a series of handbooks for care providers to use to understand how they will regulate, inspect and rate them in the future. They are running a consultation until Wednesday 4th June and are looking to find out what you think about the changes they are making. Their plans cover a range of health and social care… Read more →

Raising Concerns at Work: Whistleblowing Guidance for workers and employers in Health and Social Care

Raising concerns about poor practice, as part of people’s day-to day work, should be the norm. That’s the message in new guidance that’s been launched this week, providing support for health and social care staff and managers over whistleblowing. There are a number of key recommendations, to help make whistleblowing an important part of improving the quality of service user… Read more →

Adult social care workforce: Draft recruitment and retention strategy

Employers agree that getting the right people with the right skills, values and behaviours is fundamental to delivering high quality services. They also agree that once these individuals have been recruited it is essential to retain these workers and invest in their potential. Effective recruitment and retention is high on every employer’s agenda. In June 2011 the Department of Health’s Recruitment and… Read more →