Bradford Care Association

The Bradford Care Association (BCA) brings unity to care providers in the Bradford district,
helping them to work in partnership for the good of everyone in the social care sector.

Welcome to the BCA

The BCA was established in 2014 as a non-profit organisation with a voluntary board of directors. Initially, the aim was to form an association that could enhance care standards throughout the Bradford district and offer support to care providers, as well as giving the sector a voice on a local and regional level, with the active support of as many members as possible.

We quickly attracted members representing care homes and home support providers from across Bradford. Although our remit has grown significantly since then, all our core principles remain the same and still form the foundations of the BCA’s ethos today.

BCA objectives

  • To provide support and representation for members directly concerned with the day-to-day provision of health and social care services.
  • To identify and promote the highest quality and sustainability of service in the provision of health and social care services.
  • To encourage the exchange of ideas between its members and to co-operate with other persons or bodies having similar or sympathetic objectives where  such co-operation will be for the benefit of its members or the wider public.
  • To represent members / providers to negotiate and collaborate with local government, NHS bodies regarding service standards, system strategies, service specifications and fee payments.

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“As a care association catering for the welfare and being voice of provider services locally, it’s evident to me you have gone over and above what may have been expected, you appreciate services like ours needs the funding to deliver better services and potentially upgrade systems etc. Generally, where care provider services are not appreciated in the wider scheme of things, you seem to be an exception and we in the Bradford locality are certainly fortunate to have such an organisation catering for our welfare. You are an invaluable service.”
(MazarHussain - Personalized Care Services)

“BCA are very helpful and supportive, when we have any queries, we always get a professional and helpful response from such a friendly team.”
(Sam Dawson, Care@Carers' Resource)

"BCA provider update meetings are invaluable to our business. They provide a onestop shop for guidance and updates to the sector, changes in legislation, best practice, IPC advice, funding etc. The BCA are doing a fantastic job for their members, and I would encourage other providers to join as I have no doubt that outcomes for our residents have been improved by our involvement in the association."
(Sue Walsh - Well Springs Nursing Home)

BCA is an invaluable source of reliable knowledge, guidance, training, and support for my business and are advocating on my behalf with key strategic organisations.
(Shabir Hussain - Chief Executive Officer Bluebird Care)

BCA have been brilliant through the pandemic and kept us united as one.

System Partners

The Care Workers' CharityCare Association Alliance Yorkshire & the HumberDigital Social CareSkills for CareBradford District and Craven Health and Care PartnershipCity of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.