United we make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.