The Liverpool Care Homes Partnership CIC is a social enterprise, a not-for-profit company with membership open to all care homes in the Liverpool Area
We work collectively to share expertise, events and training, and also to raise the profile of care homes, and provide stronger voice through working collectively.
The members are owners and managers of care homes in Liverpool who wish to work together and enhance the residential care services available in the city.
What We Do
We focus on the activities that the Care Homes deliver collaboratively, above and beyond the regular activities of running individual care homes.
- Keep members informed and inform others about their work
- Liaise on members’ behalf with statutory bodies, such as Liverpool City Council
- Develop beneficial links with other sectors
- Help members to access free training
- Organise free outings and events for residents:
- Gather resources for sharing amongst member organisations
- Access grants and funding
- Share good practice and expertise (e.g. documentation that has been graded well by CQC)
- Feedback information from local and national networks:
- Conduct or contribute to research and development activities related to residential care e.g. dementia, physical activity.
This is the additional value that Care Homes can bring to the local population and economy
- Working together assists Liverpool residents to live at home longer, by providing:
- day care
- respite beds
- respite for carers
- promoting healthy lifestyle
- We train local people to become skilled workforce
- We employ local people (estimated over 3,000 people)
- We buy from local suppliers
- We involve our local communities by inviting them into the care homes, for events and activities
- Homes are adding social value to the communities they are in and keeping resources in that community.
We have grown from the Liverpool Care Home Partnership, an unconstituted group which has, for many years, worked on behalf of care homes, mainly in liaising and negotiating with the local authority, but also representing the group at conferences and events, and also arranging events for members’ residents, and training for members’ employees.
In order to get more out of the partnership, we have developed a constituted not-for profit organisation, in order to strengthen our collaborative working, and to be able to raise external funding.
The Liverpool Care Home Partnership management is managed on a voluntary basis by two familiar faces – Ann McCann and Mario Delpinto – and we hope to soon fund some dedicated administrative support.