Introduction from the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association

Who we are and what we do
The Gloucestershire Care Providers Association (GCPA) is a membership body open to all independent providers of social care (private, not-for-profit and charitable organisations) delivering care and support to people in their own homes or in a residential setting within Gloucestershire.

Members work with older people, people with learning difficulties, people with mental health issues and people with disabilities. Membership of the GCPA is a sign of a progressive organisation, committed to delivering the highest standards of care and keen to play an active part in the county’s wider social care community.

Representatives of the GCPA attend regular strategic and liaison meetings with county council staff, to discuss and review contracts, procedures and other issues and work closely with the NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group in the county. The GCPA works together on a variety of initiatives aimed at both tackling immediate issues facing vulnerable people and designing better ways of working for the future.

In addition, the GCPA has strong links with the Care Quality Commission and regularly liaise with senior county councillors, local MPs, Healthwatch and other decision makers, influencers and interested organisations.

The GCPA’s main aims are to:

• represent the interests of independent care/support providers and promote membership within the county;
• work with local authorities, NHS and other statutory and regulatory bodies in Gloucestershire to help improve social care delivery;
• encourage the sharing of best practice amongst members; and
• negotiate with Gloucestershire County Council staff the annual fee reviews and contractual revisions within the county.

Registered Number: 7841236