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 →

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 →

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 →

Care and Support Reform Programme Board: publication of papers

All papers and minutes of meetings from the Care and Support Reform Programme Board will be published for members of the Board. This is part of the drive to maintain transparency and openness in their work together and desire to follow good practice with regards to Freedom of Information (FOI) guidance. The Programme Management Office (PMO) will commission papers on… Read more →

Care and Support Reform Programme Board

The Care and Support Programme Board will ensure that all organisations involved in implementation have the necessary plans in place to deliver on their requirements, and that implementation is effective. The Board has representation from: Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Care Provider Alliance Care Quality Commission Department of Health (DH) Homes and Communities Agency Local Government Association… Read more →

CPA welcomes Andrea Sutcliffe as Chief Inspector of Social Care

The Care Provider Alliance ( which brings together representatives of all independent social care providers, warmly welcomes the appointment of Andrea Sutcliffe to the post of Chief Inspector of Social Care. The Care Provider Alliance has argued for some time that there is a need for CQC’s inspection regimes for health services and for social care services to be distinctive,… Read more →

CPA welcomes Jon Rouse to the NHS

Independent care providers welcome appointment of new Department of Health Director General The Care Provider Alliance, has welcomed the news that the Department of Health has appointed a new Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Jon Rouse, and will be ready to work with him in March 2013. “This is an intense period for the social… Read more →