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Gloucestershire Care Providers Association is a not-for-profit, membership body open to all independent providers of adult social care (private, not-for-profit and charitable organisations) delivering care to people in their own homes, in a residential or nurse setting and day services within Gloucestershire.

The GCPA is run by a volunteer board who are senior members of staff or owners from a range of adult social care providers in Gloucestershire.

This is complemented by the Chief Officer and staff team.


We hold regular meetings with a range of speakers; giving members the opportunity to exchange views, network and obtain information on topical issues. We send regular correspondence to ensure that members are kept up to date with events, local or national government policy & regulatory changes that impact on the Independent Sector.

Membership of GCPA is considered a sign of a progressive organisation, committed to delivering the highest standards of care and keen to play an active part in the county’s wider social care community.

Representatives of GCPA attend regular strategic and liaison meetings with Social Care Officers, to discuss and review contracts, procedures and other issues. We also work very closely with the NHS, including the Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust throughout the county, working together on a variety of initiatives aimed both at tackling immediate issues facing vulnerable people and designing better ways of working for the future.

In addition we have strong links with CQC (Care Quality Commission) and regularly liaise with Senior County Councillors, local MPs, local authority Commissioners and other decision makers, influencers and interested organisations.

The GCPA adheres to a Constitution which all members of The Association sign up to at point of Membership Application. The Constitution can be found here.


  • To represent the interests of independent care/support providers and promote membership within the County
  • To work with the local authorities, NHS and other statutory and regulatory bodies in Gloucestershire to help us all improve social care delivery.
  • To encourage the sharing of best practice amongst our members and the maintenance of the highest possible standards of care amongst our members.
  • To negotiate with the County Council’s Officers
    the annual fee reviews and contractual revisions
    with the County.
  • To work with the training bodies to try to ensure that their central government funded training programmes and associated policies are in the best interests of the independent sector.
  • To provide, through this website, information on
    our members and on social care in Gloucestershire
    to help people considering social care for themselves or a relative.


For the purposes of GCPA membership, bed based care constitutes any setting registered with CQC as “Residential homes”. This includes:
  • Working Age Care Homes
  • Physical Disability Care Homes
  • Learning Disability and Autism Care Homes
  • Mental Health Care Homes
  • Older Persons Residential Homes
  • Older Persons Nursing Homes


For the purposes of GCPA membership, community based care constitutes any setting registered with CQC as “Homecare agencies”, “Supported Living” or are not a CQC registered service. This includes:
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Supported Living
  • Floating Support
  • Day Services
  • Personal Assistance
  • Extra Care