Bradford Care Association

United we make a difference.

BCA History

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.

Our Vision

To have a united and sustainable care sector across the Bradford District that is known for providing innovative and high-quality care and is an equal partner within our health and care system.

Our Purpose

To collaborate with others to be the voice of the Bradford care sector and the people it supports; helping it evolve and innovate through the development, sharing and adoption of best practice and the influencing of the care industry’s decision makers on critical issues.

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.

Care Association Alliance

The BCA are active members of the Care Association Alliance (CAA), the alliance was established as a means of local care associations to exchange best practice based on their experiences as well as being useful a vehicle to highlight the challenges and issues faced by care providers directly to the central decision makers such as the Department of Health and Social Care.

BCA Membership

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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.