Benefits of membership

Membership to the RCA entitles all care home, supported living and domiciliary care providers to the following benefits.

  • Care Management documentation and tools all worth over £1000

  • Quality Management System

  • A quality Management System for Adults 18-65

  • CQC Provider Compliance Assessment Tool for Single Home Use

  • Regular local meetings in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove

  • Access to discounted DBS rates and ISA First checks

  • Advice on meeting the Representation at SAAR Strategy meetings (at your request)

  • Advice on meeting the Fundamental standards of Quality and Safety

  • Advice and access to information on Training

  • Access to advice on Insurance Issues

  • Access to a free puRCAsing service for food and cleaning supplies

  • Advice on formulating care plans

  • Help and advice with CQC inspections

  • Regular email updates

  • Subsidised attendance at the RCA Conference


Ensuring your views are represented in local forums including:

  • East Sussex County Council liaison meetings

  • Brighton & Hove City Council liaison meetings

  • CQC liaison meetings

  • Safeguarding vulnerable adult meetings

  • Training sub-group meetings

  • Regional Skills for Care meetings

Association meetings
Regular local meetings are held for all members in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove. Members will be notified of meetings, which are held at the following venues.

Eastbourne Meetings – Chaired by Vice-Chairman, Mrs Jenny Essaadi
Cavendish Hotel- meetings held on the last Wednesday in month. 
Hastings Meetings – Chaired by Vice-Chairman, Mr David Callaghan
Bannatynes Hotel, St Leonards on last Monday in the month. 
Brighton & Hove Meetings – Chaired by Vice-Chairman, Mr Graham Dean.
On 3rd Tuesday of every other month at the Princes Marine Hotel, Kingsway, Hove.

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