A national voice for care providers
Care England is at the forefront of the national policy agenda and so we are ideally placed to put forward not just the views of our members but also those of the whole care sector. Care England is represented on key government and regulatory policy groups and we receive copies of all relevant sector consultation documents. This allows us to provide updates on policy and development and feed the comments of our members into the consultation process. Our contacts in government, regulation and commissioning also mean that we are able to lobby and influence views at the highest level.
We have a wide range of contacts across national and local media for whom we are frequently the first point of call for sector information. In return we forward them a regular supply of pro-active news stories and views about the issues of the day.
Care England, the largest representative body for social care providers, believe that this Parliament will be crucial in ensuring that the care and support services that many people rely on remain sustainable.
We have established a Care Home Parliamentary Network. This Network, exclusively for Parliamentarians, provides an informal arena where Parliamentarians can acquire or impart knowledge on the latest health and social care developments and hold reasoned and apolitical discussions. Care England facilitates the Network ensuring that Parliamentarians are well briefed on social care matters that will impact on their constituencies, legislation, the NHS and the economy at large. We aim to harness the expertise and passion for social care and drive the agenda forward. The Network is largely an online tool with only an occasional meeting.