We are a leading representative body for companies, charities, organisations and individuals involved in the social care, support and health sectors in the West of England.  We work in partnership with a wide range of statutory agencies who share the same commitment to quality, choice and value. We also ensure that these partnerships are based on respect and fair treatment.

Care and Support West is committed to:

  • Maintaining quality of service provision
  • Giving providers a voice in the strategic direction of the future of social care and health services
  • Ensuring that those involved in providing services in the sector are treated and funded fairly
  • Having input into policies and regulations through consultation and lobbying

Care and Support West members have signed up to a Code of Conduct that can offer assurances regarding the quality of services they provide. This added assurance can be very valuable at a time when people are making difficult personal choices or a decision is being made on behalf of a family member.

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Care and Support West works to provide support to care organisations who become members, speaking with a single unified voice on their behalf. It seeks to positively influence the quality of service provision in the sector and to enhance the value of the independent providers.


Care and Support West provides independent information to the public relating to social care, support and health in general, and in the West of England in particular. Use our member directory to find a care provider in your area, and our useful links for relevant information from organisations working in the care sector.



The Nominations for 2018 Care Awards  are now open. There are awards for front line staff, managers and leaders and organisations covering the whole spectrum of social care. You can nominate now, here.

Care Awards are a fantastic opportunity to highlight and celebrate the exceptional work done day in, day out by people in the care sector who truly do make the difference to countless people’s lives. They also help to promote the industry and show the good side rather than the rare failures pounced upon by the media. 

The Awards Dinner in 2017 was a great success. Watch the VIDEO from the evening!  You will need the password 'careawards' to view. 

The list of 60 finalists can be downloaded here. The list of 22 winners can be downloaded here


By joining Care & Support West - your only local Care Association - you can enjoy the comfort and benefits of solidarity, networking and a strong voice. CQC tell us that the features of an outstanding care provider include an open staffing and management culture and extensive knowledge of best practice.

We will provide you with a great environment to network with other providers in your sector and offers you ways to keep up to date with news and best practice. 



As an association, Care and Support West knows that professional services available on the high street don't always have a full understanding of the needs of organisations operating in the care sector.

For this reason, we have drawn together a range of Commercial Partners who have been specifically selected because of their commitment to the Health & Social Care sector and their expertise in this area. Browse our list of commercial partners to find the services you require.


There are a number of key factors to be taken into consideration when choosing a care home or center.

The Care Quality Commission website is a great resource. Their information for the general public tells you information on how they assess services,  what 'good care' looks like and on safeguarding

Their section on Care providers tells you essential information about services in your area.

Information from Independent Age about Paying for Care can be found here.

Each of our members is listed in our directory and selections can be made via our search facility.