These are just some of the benefits care home and home care providers can receive by being a member of LCA:
♦ Membership As Added Value Being associated with a highly regarded network like LCA, an organisation which is recognised locally, regionally and nationally, has a value in itself. It helps add to your business standing. CQC recognise the benefit to a provider from being an active member of a professional network.
♦ Representation The association is constantly lobbying and campaigning on behalf of its members and articulating the quality care sector voice. The more members we have the stronger that voice. Our key forum with the local authority has been the Health and Social Care Partnership Steering Group in the LCC area. We also contribute to the Regulated Care Sector Workstream, part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS, which has a subgroup on fees and finances.
♦ Peer Group Support Being a member helps you plug into the LCA network and the informal peer group support you get from the Board and from the LCA offices. Networks work and successful businesses are run by people who network well. LCA is a leadership body for the independent sector and a key network for any provider in Lancashire and the North West.
♦ Registered Care Managers Network (RCMN) LCA facilitates the RCMN in Lancashire. These are small group, ‘safe space’ meetings held around the county every 6 weeks or so and the local meetings feed into the RCMN workshop at annual conference. For more information read here
♦ News & Updates News, practice and legislation updates through our website and our e-newsletters. Keep up to date. Subscribe for free here
♦ Marketing When choosing a care home or domiciliary provider families and service users will gain confidence from your being an LCA member. Your LCA certificate should be prominently displayed. The LCA logo should be prominent on your website.
♦ Events Business critical half-day seminars and workshops through the year for Lancashire and the North West. The Lancashire Care Annual Conference & Exhibition providing an opportunity to network with people in the industry and share information and ideas. Discounted places for LCA members. LCA Certificate of Attendance available.
♦ Safe & Sure DBS LCA is a registered body for DBS checks we offer an online platform enabling our customers to complete DBS applications with ease and efficiency, whilst still offering the paper-based system should you prefer. We pride ourselves on our competitive rates and excellent customer service. For more information read here or contact Shirley Bennett at email firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ Business Support – LCA Member Plus Service If you’re facing a crisis, a more routine problem you want help for, or just want to review the development of your business, LCA and its partners may be able to help. This is an add-on to the basic membership and will attract an additional fee depending on the circumstances of each case. To discuss this, contact email@example.com
♦ Savings & Exclusive Discounts LCA are always looking out for deals for members from suppliers. We keep you posted through the newsletter and this website. We are currently highlighting LCA Members Care Home Insurance working with Stephensons Risk Management. Call LCA on 01772 455574 or Stephensons 01942 774561 (quote ‘LCA’).
♦ Safeguarding: Your Business, ‘Everybody’s Business’ LCA is a partner organisation in Safeguarding in Lancashire, working with the LSAB and sub-groups to ensure the provider voice is heard and helps deliver safe services. Read more here