Who we are

Partners in Care was founded in 2003 and is a not-for-profit membership organisation representing adult social care providers across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Cheshire.

What we do

We offer a wide range of services for adult social care providers across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Cheshire. These include training, a Disclosure and Barring service and a wide range of workforce initiatives. We are the local voice for the independent adult social care sector, representing members in discussions with local authorities and the NHS.

We are widely represented on local and national bodies and encourage close links with those responsible for administering care services, local authorities, health and social care agencies, to raise awareness of the issues affecting the independent care sector in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Cheshire. We also accept Personal Assistants as individual members and can offer training, DBS checks and support.

How we are run

Partners in Care has a small professional and experienced staff team led by a Chief Officer and Senior Leadership Team. The Chief Officer is accountable to a Board of non-executive directors drawn from our membership. The Board of Directors meets formally every two months and has an AGM each year.

Our objectives

  • To support and represent providers of social care and their staff
  • To promote best practice and innovation in the social care system
  • To support and encourage the development of a high quality social care workforce

Our values

As a member organisation that is also a training provider and a key partner of local authority and health sector organisations in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Cheshire, as well as being an employer, our values reflect these diverse but related identities:

  • Accountable – ultimately we are accountable to our members, through our Board of Directors who are elected by our wider membership.
  • Trusted – we provide high quality training to our members and other care providers which promotes the development of a high-quality social care workforce.
  • Collaborative – whilst we seek to influence decisions affecting adult social care in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Cheshire, including key decisions such as fee rates, we are a key partner and want to be seen as such.
  • Supportive – as an employer we recognise the need to support and develop our staff team.

Partners in Care is committed to maintaining and improving standards by providing training, advice and guidance for its members, managers and their staff, for the benefit of those they care for.

Membership to Partners in Care is open to all CQC registered independent sector providers of care. We are committed to ensuring our members offer equal opportunities to all and do not discriminate on the grounds of sex, colour, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

Partners in Care is committed to working with the statutory and regulatory authorities to ensure that the highest standards are achieved. Members shall conduct themselves in such a manner as to bring no discredit on themselves, the membership or the organisation.