Associations

NB. The inclusion of any of the organisations listed in the links in this site does not imply endorsement by NASHiCS of that organisation nor the contents of their website.

  • Associations

    • Alzheimers Society The UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers contains a useful series of fact sheets and information.
    • Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) Represents all the Directors of Adults Social Services (DASS) and Directors of Children’s Services (DCS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The Association brings together breadth, depth and accumulated experience on all issues covering managerial pol
    • British Institute of Learning Disabilities Is working to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.
    • British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF) An award-winning niche charity specialising in the provision of evidence based solutions to practical questions asked by employers and their advisers in both private and public sectors.
    • British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Professional organisation specialising in occupational health and hygiene and infection control issues, including education and training and useful publications.
    • British Safety Council (BSC) A commercial professional safety organisation offering education and training and information, including publications and events
    • Care England Care England is the leading representative body for independent care providers of all sizes. It speaks with a unified voice on behalf of its members and seeks to create an environment in which providers can deliver the high quality care.
    • Community Transport Association (CTA) UK-wide member organisation that promotes excellence in community transport. CTA publish the Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme (MIDAS) handbooks, as well as providing training and information.
    • Institution of Occupational of Safety and Health (IOSH) The pre-eminent organisation for safety professionals in all fields. The website contains jobs information, specialist groups, training, publications, members and discussions forums, news and links. Very useful.
    • Local Government Association (LGA) The LGA exists to promote better local government. It works with and for member authorities to realise a shared vision of local government that enables local people to shape a distinctive and better future for their locality and its communities. It aims t
    • National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Is a national association representing the interest of its members and those who are associated with the care sector and are involved in all aspects of food production, nutrition and food hygiene in residential homes and the community service. Site gives
    • National Back Exchange Is a multidisciplinary group for those with an interest in backcare and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal problems. The website contains news and events, training standards and a number of useful links.
    • National Care Association (NCA) This independent sector website is intended for members, care professionals and members of the public, to provide easy access to information about the independent care sector and issues that affect them.
    • National Care Forum Represents the interests of not-for-profit health and social care providers in the United Kingdom. Site contains good links to relevant care organisations and bodies and site covers NCF events, discussion forums, news, etc.
    • National Skills Academy for Social Care The National Skills Academy for Social Care has now merged with Skills for Care, to maximise the impact of our combined knowledge and expertise.We aim to embed leadership at all levels in the sector, and so to transform the quality of care that is provide
    • UK Live-In Care Association Live-in care allows people to receive personalised, individual care and support in the comfort of their own homes. It is especially important for people with complex conditions to maintain their independence within familiar surroundings.