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SESCA is the South East arm of the Care Association Alliance.

The CAA has 50 local care association members, 10 of which are in the South East.

Local care associations represent Adult Social Care providers in their areas. Provider members include residential and nursing homes, home care and supported living. Some care associations also include non-CQC regulated services.

We work together across the South East to share ideas and best practices that will benefit their local membership and the wider social care community.

The South East region faces particular challenges in terms of workforce, funding, and a diverse range of providers supporting both the self-funded and local authority and health markets.

We represent the views of Adult Social Care providers across the South East when working with key partners. The move towards integrated care presents challenges and opportunities and through our representational role, SESCA plans to play an active role in the development of integrated services as well as contribute to the sustainability of this diverse and evolving market.

What we do

  • Provide a one-stop for regional bodies looking to engage with the south east care provider market
  • Support the Delivery of the Enhanced in Health Care framework
  • Inform the use of the Better Care Fund and Ageing Well programme
  • Provide support and a conduit to/ from providers in development of plans to support the ASC sector post COVID-19
  • Encourage and support long term sustainability and resilience of the provider community
nurse with patient in the home
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South East groups

  • ADASS – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in England
  • Ageing Well programme – giving older people greater control over care they receive
  • BCF Better Care Fund  – supporting local systems to successfully deliver integration of health and social care
  • Care Quality Commission – independent regulator of health and social care in England
  • Integrated Care Systems – partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services
  • Local Government Association – national membership body for local authorities
  • NHSE – National Health Service leadership
  • South East ADASS – South East arm of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (see below)

Adult Social Providers, who are not currently members of local care associations can access information through their 10 local care associations:

Berkshire care association logo
Hampshire Care association logo
Isle of wight care partnership logo
Kent integrated care alliance logo
MKB care association logo
Oxfordshire Association of Care logo
Oxforshire Carehomes association
Surrey Care association logo
west sussex partners in care logo

What does a local association do for its members?

The range of services will vary from area to area, but broadly local associations:

  • Organise and host regular provider networks
  • Act as a local voice for the sector
  • Provide a media go-to point for opinions and reflections on the sector
  • Act as a contact point for councils, CCGs and health providers
  • May provide specific system services like trusted assessors
  • May also provide paid for services like training
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Care Association Alliance

CAA-South-East logoSESCA serves as the South East arm of the national CAA (Care Association Alliance). The CAA acts as a collective body that unifies 50 local Care Associations, encompassing a vast network of over 7,000 member care providers throughout England.

As a collective voice, the CAA ensures that its members receive strong national and regional representation. It plays a pivotal role as an influential entity, advocating for the needs and concerns of its member care providers. Furthermore, the CAA serves as a reliable source of invaluable information and support, offering its members a wealth of resources to enhance their operations.

South East ADASS

ADASS South East LogoSouth East ADASS (SE ADASS) is a partnership of the 18 councils in the South East with adult social care responsibilities. SE ADASS oversees a regional improvement programme for adult social care in the South East. It supports Directors and their senior teams and works collaboratively with partners in the NHS and wider care sector to share learning and innovation, drive improvement and link councils with national and regional developments via a range of regional networks and groups.
The SE ADASS Team currently comprises two Co-Chairs (both Directors of Adult Social Care), supported by two Regional Programme Leads.

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We welcome enquiries about adult social care in the southeast.

We aim to respond within 72 hours.

07841 343840

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