I am delighted to announce that at the end of the last financial year, the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) was awarded a grant from the Department of Health to scope and deliver a programme of work to enhance engagement with and by the independent and voluntary adult social care sector. In what is an important example of the sector working together for the benefit of people who use social care services, the programme will encourage and support true engagement at every level. It will include three projects; developing the sector’s engagement with:
- Local Government and NHS Commissioners at a local level
- Supporting the NHS Five Year Forward View
- Contingency planning in the voluntary and independent sector for provider failure.
The style of the programme will be practical and pragmatic, aiming to generate useful outputs quickly, leading to ongoing and sustainable outcomes. It will need to draw on the tremendous knowledge and experience that exists within the care provider sector and beyond and there will be a number of requests for information and help over the months ahead. We are keen to avoid reinventing the wheel, and we will work closely with the various organisations which have already completed work relevant to the three projects. We sincerely hope you will be willing to help us make this work truly useful.
Bridget Warr CBE
Chair, Care Provider Alliance
Chief Executive, United Kingdom Homecare Association
16th May 2017