Welcome to the
Lancashire Care Association
Lancashire Care Association (LCA) has been representing quality independent sector providers in Lancashire since 1992 and has been a not-for-profit company since 2001. There is a small core staff and a dedicated Board of volunteers who together carry the workload for membership services, partnership working, DBS services ('Safe and Sure DBS') and LCA events (conferences, LCA seminars and 'Learning Together' workshops (with LCC). LCA mainly covers the LCC area (including our work through the 'Social Care Partnership') but also has significant membership in Blackpool and members in Blackburn with Darwen and adjoining areas. LCA represents the independent sector (private and charitable providers), care homes and domiciliary care, larger groups and smaller independents delivering care and support to adults and older people.
This mix is reflected in the Board make-up and is an important principle for the association. LCA recognises a leadership role as well as representation and we seek to ensure we have the right range and depth of expertise on the Board.
We are pleased to be working with Logicare Plus for our membership services, including our newsletter and website, and member benefits from supplier deals and offers. We also pleased to continue to be able to offer the services of free initial legal advice, please contact the office shoud you require this.
The challenges facing the care sector are better faced together and LCA is an important and effective stakeholder in Health and Social Care in the Lancashire and North-West context.
Care for older and vulnerable people needs to be protected in the face of £1.1 billion budget cuts, a report is warning. Read more here... read more
16th April 2015 Article Published in Guardian, Care home managers play a pivotal role in raising quality standards, and more are needed read her... read more
From 6 April 2015, CQC are required to oversee the financial health of difficult-to-replace providers of adult social care services. F... read more
17/03/15 - Care homes facing bankruptcy because of council squeeze – admit council chiefs Council care chiefs fear they will no longer be able ... read more