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Membership is open to all independent providers of social care (private, not-for-profit and charitable organisations) delivering care to people in their own homes or in a residential or nursing setting within Gloucestershire.

Our members work with older people, people with learning difficulties and people with disabilities.

The stronger our membership, the stronger our negotiating power on your behalf.

When you become a member, you will be issued with your own username and password so that you may log into the website and access information only available for members. The use of our website will show you the many ways in which you can save money.

The cost of membership also includes free attendance to meetings held by GCPA.

These meetings are care specific and can be attended by any member of staff although the indication is that Manager’s are able to network and then spread the information back.  Our Annual Conference is growing in attendance and we are delighted that we are able to offer tickets at subsidised or for free for members.

Many of our sponsors are able to offer a free initial consultation to members about matters relating to Health and Social Care. All sponsors will provide up to date information about their services to our members on a regular basis.

Membership is varied and we are always happy to hear from the Sector if there are issues that need addressing. So why not become a member today?


  • Free tickets to the Annual GCPA Conference
  • Certificate of Membership
  • Access to an online library of signposted resources
  • Opportunity to attend Sector specific Sub Group Meetings
  • Opportunity to attend the Annual General Meeting of the GCPA
  • Networking opportunities with other sector professionals
  • Free online employment vacancy listings


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