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The benefits of being a member
Members work together to help each other and share best practice, talking to the Local Authorities as a group to ensure their voice is heard. The office administration ensures that Local representative get whatever support is required.
Derbyshire Care Providers Association
Become a Member of the DCHA
The advantages of membership rest with the strength of an Association which represents the interests of residents, the staff and owners. Our strength enables us to continue to be directly involved in the planning and implementation of services by our colleagues in social services and the CCG's, locally, regionally and nationally: so negotiating with one powerful voice. We are listened to and our opinions are sought, valued and acted on.
The executive negotiates with the Local Authority and CCGs and then speaks to members before any decision is made, putting you in the driving seat.
Liaison, Representation and Lobbying
A regular and positive flow of information is maintained between our members and Social Services departments, Members of Parliament, CQC and training agencies. This flow of information is provided with the profile achieved by speaking with a single voice.
The Association is now working with the West Midlands Care Association to be able to offer you advice during working hours. Together with the executive they have answers to many questions both Care and Business related or can signpost you to other members or agencies that can help.
Free Legal Help Line
Unique partnership with Shakespeare Martineau Solicitors, Derbyshire. We can offer a free 30 minutes and they specialised Care Assistance at a special members rate. The phone number is available from the Office.
SAVINGS & EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS
From our recommended suppliers across a wide range of purchases including food, insurance, vehicles, building, everyday supplies, even signage. There are very few areas we don’t cover and our current members are enjoying the benefits. DCHA has worked hard, and continues to do so, to develop a huge range of financial benefits for its members. Details are on the member’s only pages of the web site.
Free up to the minute news from the sector, backed up with a regular email newsletter to ensure that you’re always up to date with news about the Care industry in Derbyshire from CQC, Local Authorities, Central Government or from many other sources.
Free web site listing
In developing our new website we encourage all DCPA members to fully utilise the FREE listing on the website that your membership entitles you too. Hundreds of thousands of people can access this information from all over the country when looking for a care provider for a relative or friend, just email in your descriptive write up and a photograph to and we'll make sure they can see you. ONLY full members have the enhanced listing.
Dialogue is maintained with all local agencies and fund holders to access training for our members and their staff. The Association also organises training courses which are not available elsewhere.
The Association is now able to offer members access to and online DBS system and specialised Care advice at special members rates.
A certificate of membership is sent to members to display prominently in your home.
The DCPA is committed to helping care providers to give the best possible service to the vulnerable people they care for – working in partnership with others to make this a reality.
The DCPA works with the statutory authorities to negotiate economic levels of fees from the government and local authorities.
The DCPA promote the care sector by lobbying politicians for the benefit of members, residents and staff.
We work with Care Quality Commission, the Local Councils and NHS-CCG’s to help members produce good quality care for a fair fee
If you would like to become a member, please complete the form below