Ceretas is a professional association dedicated to individuals
working in the Home Care sector. Ceretas promotes good
practice in the industry, organises regional seminars and workshops
and lobbies and represents its members on issues affecting Home
Independent Care Group (ICG)
ICG is an association that represents independent care providers in
York and North Yorkshire, including care home providers for all
client groups, domiciliary care agencies, supported living and
extra care housing providers, and day care centres in the private
and voluntary parts of the independent sector.
National Care Forum (NCF)
The National Care Forum is an association established to represent
the interests of not-for-profit health and social care providers in
the UK. The NCF represents the views and concerns of carers
and those they care for.
Skills for Care
Skills for Care is the employer led authority on the training
standards and development needs of nearly one million social care
staff in England. The organisation provides over £25 million in
funding to support improved training and qualifications for
managers and staff.
Social Care Association (SCA)
Social Care Association is a professional association for all
involved in social care, whatever their involvement and wherever
they work. Their aim is to promote good practice in social
Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was established by
Government in 2001 to improve social care services for adults and
children in the UK. Their mission is to identify and spread
knowledge about good practice to the large and diverse social care
workforce and support the delivery of transformed, personalised
social care services.
Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA)
The United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the
representative association for domiciliary care and home nursing
providers in the independent, voluntary, statutory and
not-for-profit sectors. The Association aims to promote the highest
standards of service and to foster the exchange of information and
ideas between its members. All UKHCA members agree to abide by the
Association's Code of Practice.
Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
(RQIA) is the independent health and social care regulatory body
for Northern Ireland, and forms an integral part of the new health
and social care structures. In its work RQIA encourages
continuous improvement in the quality of these services through a
programme of inspections and reviews.
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iCare is the market leader in the provision of Clinical and Care
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across all of the core care home business processes with
integration points to allied health providers such as GP's.
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of business software and services to 5.7 million customers
worldwide. Sage Payroll and Sage 50 Accounts are capable of
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Health and Safety
The aim of the HSE is to protect the health and safety of people in
the UK by ensuring that risks in the workplace are properly
Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents
RoSPA is a registered charity that is involved in the promotion of
safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas of life
including at work.