About CPA

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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 issues that affect the sector. The Alliance is an informal body with a rotating chair. We meet regularly with the regulator, CQC and with commissioners, represented by ADASS and LGA.

Our members are:

  • Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO)
  • Association for Real Change,
  • Association of Mental Health Providers
  • Ceretas,
  • Care England,
  • National Care Association,
  • National Care Forum,
  • Registered Nursing Home Association,
  • Shared Lives Plus,
  • United Kingdom Homecare Association,
  • Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

You can contact the CPA’s current Chair on policy issues or to request contributions to conferences etc via info@careproviders.org.

The 11 national professional associations which make-up the Care Provider Alliance represent all types of provider organisations that deliver care and support to over 1,185,000 people in England who use residential, home-based and community services. The Alliance estimates that its members deliver £390.8 million of care services each week, employing over 623,500 careworkers.


  • The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) is the group of leading provider associations which represent independent and not-for-profit providers of social care services.
  • CPA members’ services include residential and nursing care, homecare, supported living and extra care housing, shared lives schemes, advocacy and telephone helplines. People who use CPA members’ services may be older people, working age adults or children.
  • Membership of CPA is of the representative associations with a national membership across the whole of England, although a number of CPA members also represent services in other UK administrations.