BCA Support - Quality

The BCA has a wealth of knowledge and resources for its members that will help and support care providers and their teams.

Leadership Training

Following the huge success of our Leadership Support Offer last year, Bradford Care Association (BCA) is again seeking to support Registered Managers, Clinical Leads and Nominated Individuals during 2024/2025.

Our 2024/2025 BCA Leadership Support Offer includes access to funded learning programmes, regular networks and quality workshops, development opportunities and peer support.

  • Lead to Succeed Course - Learners completing Lead to succeed will understand how successful behaviours and practical strategies can support them in their day-to-day work. They will be challenged to put these into practice, boosting their capacity to lead and manage effectively. The programme includes an emphasis on reflection, helping individuals to learn and recognise from their day-to-day experiences and achievements.
  • Well-led Course - Well-led will help individuals to develop their leadership and management potential, gain knowledge and be supported and challenged to put this into practice. It includes an emphasis on reflection, helping individuals to learn from their day-to-day experiences and think about how they can do things differently or get better at recognising what they do well.
  • Leading Change Improving Care (LCIC) Course - This course explores how to lead and manage change within teams and organisations and provides tools and techniques to drive change and ultimately improve the quality of care delivered. LCIC enables participants to consider their own leadership styles. It focuses on the impact these have on themselves and their team, how to become a more effective leader and how to influence and motivate teams.

If you would like to find out more information and register your interest, please email ami@bradfordcareassociation.org

The Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)

The BCA are delighted to announce that we have joined the Institute of Health and Social Care Management. This means that you and your teams have FREE MEMBERSHIP and access to all their content which includes:

  • Accredited Leadership training such as High Performance Leadership, “How to” sessions, Short Courses, Deputy Manager Leadership Training for new and/or aspiring leaders, and many more!  
  • Individual learner portal – Every member can create their own user portal. This means you can use this portal to create and manage your professional development. This provides the opportunity of gaining Bronze, Silver or Gold awards.  
  • Access to their special interest groups such as Women in Leadership, Dementia, Frailty & Living with Long Term Care Conditions, EDI.  
  • Resources to support your professional development  e.g. resources on Wellbeing for you as leader and for your team.

Discounted rates for BCA Members: Who can join?

All BCA Members individual employees  (includes all care and management staff) can join to access the benefits above.

...DONT FORGET to use the code BDCA to access your FREE membership Click here to find our more and join!

CQC Fundamental Standards Training

Face to Face Session delivered by Hempson’s Solicitors. During the session, you will get taken step by step through theFundamental Standards of Care. These regulations are the core of what CQC measure your service against. You will receive hints and tips to help showcase your service to CQC and ensure you have a solid foundation in your knowledge. For more information please email admin@bradfordcareassociation.org.

Quality Workshop Resource Packs

Stay up to date with our year-round Quality Workshops & Spotlight on Sessions covering a range of key topics that are relevant and essential to the Care Sector.

  • Digital
  • Dementia
  • Medication
  • CQC Single Assessment Framework (New 2024)

BCA Support Networks

  • Provider Update Meetings - Fortnightly virtual meetings on a Tuesday at 10:30am for all Bradford and Craven Providers. The meeting includes all the latest updates from relevant industry bodies in one concise and informative meeting with the BCA Board and representatives from the CCG +LA.
  • Registered Managers WhatsApp Group - WhatsApp group where providers can share good practice and detail issues that can then be brought to the attention of the relevant industry body. The WhatsApp group allow you to keep up to date, whilst on the move.
  • Activity Coordinator Network - Bi-monthly virtual meetings & WhatsApp Group.

If you would like to get involved please email admin@bradfordcareassociation.org.

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.