CPA appoints new Chair
The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) brings together the 10 main national associations which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England. It works to represent the sector and ensure a coordinated response to the major issues that affect it.
The 10 CPA member associations represent a diverse mix of service provision, including mental health, learning disabilities, older people services in a variety of settings - care at home, residential care, supported living - shared lives schemes, advocacy and telephone helplines. Its members support both older people and working age people.
Together its members provide care and support to over a million people through residential, home-based and community services, whether commissioned by local authorities and the NHS or privately purchased. Together its members employ over 620,000 care workers.
Operating a rotating chair basis, Lisa Lenton, England Director at the Association for Real Change, is the current chair of the CPA. Commenting on her recent appointment to the role Lisa explains, “I’m delighted to be the current chair of the CPA. 2020 will be a transitional year indeed, not only for our country as we form a different relationship with the EU, but also for our sector as wider domestic issues take shape under the new government.
“One of the priorities of the CPA is to offer leadership to the care sector at a time of considerable change and uncertainty. Working together with our member associations we continue to develop effective ways to engage and influence policymakers, national bodies, commissioners, regulators and other key influencers.
“In the past few months, with support from the Department of Health and Social Care, the CPA has undertaken a significant project alongside colleagues at The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to develop a set of useful resources and tools to support care providers in England prepare during the transitional period. Our work to assist the sector through the production of these resources will be hugely helpful to providers as they continue to work tirelessly to support people who access their services.”
A copy of this press release has been published by Care Management Matters.