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About the RCPA

We provide a range of support to proprietors, managers and employees of care provider organisations within Somerset. Our members include both profit and not-for-profit organisations providing home care, care homes, supported living and community support.

We provide advice, training, resources and support to our members in relation to a wide range of issues. We facilitate engagement with Somerset County Council and Commissioning Group, NHS Trusts and other stakeholders. We support our members in collaboration, negotiation and lobbying in relation to the development and delivery of care and support. Acting as a voice for care providers, we aim to represent the views of all our members, bringing their concerns and queries to the attention of service commissioners as well as government and regulatory bodies.

Member benefits

  • Comprehensive range of policies and procedures for Home Care, Care Homes, Supported Living and relating to COVID.
  • Fortnightly member calls & regular newsletters/bulletins – access to regular Covid-19 briefings, discussion, sharing of good practice and meetings with Somerset County Council’
  • Access to the Workforce Development Fund
  • Online Member Forum and Resources
  • Hosting of Registered Managers’ Network meetings
  • Opportunities to work in partnership with other agencies and organisations to ensure the continued provision of high-quality care in Somerset; e.g. LD Provider Forum.
  • Access to a range of business support, resources and advice; legislative changes, CQC policy, government reports and also our sponsor organisations.
  • Opportunities for members to meet, collaborate and lobby lead stakeholders in the sector; e.g. Somerset County Council, Somerset CCG, NHS Trusts, CQC.
  • Involvement in the development, monitoring and evaluation of care strategy and policy.
  • Being part of a wider collaboration of providers, with representation and contribution in joint planning, consultations and service development initiatives, gathering views and experience from members and providing feedback on outcomes of input; e.g. fees consultations, commissioning strategy.
  • Individually tailored support with organisational development, quality improvements and other service delivery issues. One to one organisational support, advice and signposting in relation to business, strategic and staff management, relationships with commissioners and CQC, development good practice etc
  • Preferential rates on DBS and other employment checks
  • Preferential access to a programme of seminars, training and conferences for members to support the development of good practice, research and evidence-based services.

For further information about our organisation and membership benefits please visit our website here: https://www.rcpa.org.uk/member-benefits/ or contact us at admin@rcpa.org.uk