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About the Nottinghamshire Care Association
Welcome to the NCA members website, which has been developed to showcase our newest benefit of membership including some huge financial savings from some of the biggest suppliers to the sector.
Nottinghamshire Care Association (NCA) is a not-for-profit organisation that represents a wide range of independent care homes throughout Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City. Our member homes are all in the independent sector and may be run by companies, individuals, charities, voluntary sector organisations and housing associations. We do not represent local authority care homes.
Our website provides useful information to assist you in choosing an independent care home either for your own use or for a loved one. Please go to the "Looking for care" pages.
The Advantages of Being a Member
The advantages of membership rest with the strength of an Association which represents the interests of residents, the staff and owners. Our strength enables us to continue to be directly involved in the planning and implementation of services by our colleagues in social services and the PCT, locally, regionally and nationally: so negotiating with one powerful voice. We are listened to and our opinions are sought, valued and acted on.
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For immediate information on how to join the NCA, use the contact us page
We are an independent Association representing independent homes
Our Association represents the majority of independent (companies, individuals, charities, voluntary sector organisations and housing associations) care homes throughout Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City. We do not represent local authority care homes.
The NCA is committed to helping care providers to give the best possible service to the vulnerable people they care for – working in partnership with others to make this a reality.
The NCA works with the statutory authorities to negotiate economic levels of fees from the government and local authorities.
The NCA promote the care sector by lobbying politicians for the benefit of members, residents and staff.
We also work with Care Quality Commission, the local councils and NHS-PCTs to raise standards and encourage training and development of staff.
Bed blocking- fines are not helping, can we?
The heralds of winter have been apparent of late with temperatures plummeting to a chilly 8 degrees C.
Inevitably we will see more pressure placed on our NHS, more stress coming the way of our care home providers to find step-down beds and the prospect of health levying fines on local authorities which cannot find suitable placements to free up ward space.
DBS and CQC regulation changes
Association members are able to access support to understand the new regulations, by phone, by email, on the web site and at meeting.
The Directors of the Association are aware of the pressures on Care Homes to provide excellent care at realistic cost and to do this they need to be clear about the standards they are working to.