At CPEA, we're dedicated to delivering cooperative solutions to add value to your organisation. We arrange and manage innovative partnerships to support local authorities, health trusts, their partners, government bodies, businesses and third-sector organisations in meeting their strategic objectives. We support employees thinking of becoming providers themselves. Our partners are carefully selected to deliver the best and most complete solution for your organisation. By way of illustration, we work with partner professionals and organisations that can:
Social Work Cooperative
Social Work Cooperative offers a support service hub to social workers establishing themselves in cooperative and social enterprise style businesses – these include accountancy, HR, legal advice, ICT and marketing back up. Most importantly we can meet your professional leadership supervision requirements alongside an ethical approach to business development. Call 07947 680 588 for more details and watch out for our website at www.socialwork.coop
Care and Share Associates (CASA)
CASA is an employee owned registered home care service franchising out of several locations in the north of England. It has national aspirations to:
A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place provides evidence based, personal development programmes, supporting the achievement of unique outcomes for all ages and abilities. Focusing on future aspirations and dreams, whilst drawing upon a completely holistic approach.
CPEA is working with Cobbetts and other like-minded partners to build development options for the future provision of community health, interpersonal support, self-care, social work and social care in both adult and children's services. If you are a local authority, health trust, voluntary organisation or business exploring alternatives to direct provision of services then get in touch. Equally, if you are interested in professional practice and social enterprise models to ensure positive outcomes then contact us.
Public Service Mutuals with the Cooperative
We believe the principles on which mutuals are founded have a particular resonance in the public sector where there is an underlying sense of public purpose. CPEA work alongside the Cooperative Group, Cobbetts and the Westminster Bridge Partnership as Associates to provide you with the advice, training and support you will need if you are to set up, run and grow a sustainable mutual.
Pivotal HR provide a complete range of HR, change management and benchmarking services to social care employers. All service are tailored to the unique workforce, regulatory and financial needs of independent, not for profit, local authority and NHS Trust providers of social care services. For all your HR needs please contact email@example.com or visit our website.
PeopleSurv specialise in employee feedback and have collaborated with CPEA to offer a range of products including 360 competency assessments for social workers; a survey to evaluate the effectiveness of supervision taking place, and the SWRB’s proposed employers’ standards and health check model for monitoring the provision of quality services and managing workloads. To find out more please contact Bill Davies firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
IT and Social Care
CPEA and partners are able to present a joined approach to service developments using technology. Our approach does not let the 'tail wag the dog' but instead looks to ensure that the contributions of social care and IT can work together to improve delivery. Let us know your thinking and needs and we will bring together the expertise to assist you get you where you want. For more details, download our 'Working with IT' tips and suggestions document [pdf, 89kb] here
We are also working on a glossary that has the objective of tackling the jargon prevalent in both social care and IT. Interested in helping? Would you like to work with others on establishing new public sector providers of health and social care services? Email your suggestions to email@example.com
Evaluating supervision in social care [pdf, 301kb]
Social Care HR trends & outlook 2011 [pdf, 301kb]
Social work practices [pdf, 108kb]
Integrated local area workforce strategy [pdf, 54kb]
Are social work practices the only way to achieve a world-class service for looked after children [pdf, 84kb]
Learn more about how we can broker partnerships to help you. Research your resourcing options with us