The Derbyshire Home Care Association
The Derbyshire Home Care Association (DHCA) is the official body for all independent providers of ‘Care at Home’ in Derbyshire. Membership is open to all home care providers who are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and who are on Derbyshire County Council’s approved list.
The Association meets regularly and its committee also meets with the director and senior managers of the County Council’s Adult Care Services, to discuss policies, procedures and fees.
The objectives of the Association are to:
- promote the quality and standards of care in the home care sector in Derbyshire through shared knowledge and awareness;
- provide a forum for exchange of information on topics of common interest;
- advise members of changes in policy or of a political nature which will impact on domiciliary care; and
- consult and liaise with Adult Care Services regarding matters which concern the membership.
The Association holds meetings regularly, to which all members are invited. It regularly has guest speakers who cover a range of topics, including training provision, quality standards, CQC, and changes in registration, inspection and legislation.
Because of the importance of the role that the DHCA plays, the Association feels that it is important that all agencies share its voice, and it is keen to encourage membership from all home care agencies in Derbyshire.
For further information, or if you are a care provider and would like to become a member, please contact the Chair or Secretary.