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Sponsors & Suppliers

The wonderful people who support the RCPA…

Cooper Associates

Cooper Associates Wealth Management specialise in providing high quality wealth management advice, focused on building personal, long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.

We are proud to provide a face-to-face holistic advice service that is personally tailored to reflect your individual circumstances. Putting you firmly at the centre of everything we do is core to our culture and enables us to deliver a genuinely client focused service.

We help individuals in various stages of life – including later life planning – with widely differing financial resources and do not provide any off-the-shelf solutions. Instead, we offer you the benefit of a personalised relationship to meet your financial needs both now and in the future.

To arrange a no-obligation appointment, or for an initial conversation, please contact Martyn Cole via email at or call 07817 413704.


Today’s increasingly complex and diverse risk environment makes it challenging for care businesses to deliver a quality service whilst being commercially viable. Howden understands the regulatory environment and the compliance challenges you face and can help you to prepare for the unexpected. Our products have been developed around the specific needs of care providers. With Howden by your side, you will receive the independent advice and choice so that you can feel confident you have the protection you need when it matters the most, whilst getting value for money. We pride ourselves in offering much more than just insurance. We provide additional value through insurance support, a friendly and efficient service and industry insight.

For more information please contact Charlotte Rawsthorne at or on 0117 205 1850

Royds Withy King

We advise all types of care organisations including nursing and residential homes, hospices, homecare agencies, and supported living and extra care services. We act for both small operators and larger organisations. We know that one size doesn’t fit all and tailor our approach accordingly.

Our package of services includes:

  • Buying and selling care businesses
  • HR and employment law
  • CQC registration
  • Challenging CQC inspection reports, enforcement action and ratings
  • Challenging Notices of Proposal to suspend or cancel registration
  • Advice on tenders and commissioning contracts
  • Challenging local authority embargos
  • Service user contracts
  • Safeguarding investigations and inquest representation
  • Mental capacity, DOLS and court of protection advice
  • Property purchases, sales, leases and development of care homes and retirement villages
  • Debt recovery
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements

We offer RCPA members a free health-check of your employment contracts and service user contracts.

For more information please contact:

James Sage – Partner, Head of Health & Social Care at or on 01225 730231

Hazel Phillips – Partner, Head of Health & Social Care at or on 01225 730166

Marr Procurement

We are a small procurement consultancy, unique in that we focus exclusively on the care sector and we have an experienced team with strong values. Our operating model consists of 3 steps: we Find savings, Get savings & Keep savings; this is underpinned by a team with deep sector & supplier knowledge.

For more information contact Christoph Marr on 01206 382888 or at


apetito are the leading experts in serving nutritious, delicious care home meals for older people. We help care homes overcome their catering challenges by reducing catering costs, guaranteeing delicious nutritious food and improving residents dining experience.

Our meals that are packed with quality, nutritious ingredients are created by our in-house chefs and dietitians to guarantee that they are as delicious as they are nourishing. With over 200 dishes to choose from we can cater for every taste, dietary and cultural need of your residents. We are particularly proud of our Queens Award winning range of Texture Modified meals, that have been developed in line with IDDSI standards. These meals look and taste as appetising as the original dish. Our meals ensure that the focus is off the diners’ dietary differences and instead placed back on the pleasure of residents dining together at the table.

We are proud to be more than just a food provider; with every care home partnering with us receiving a dedicated Account Manager who will tailor the partnership to fit with your needs, offering support whenever is it needed. Your Account Manager will offer training as well as help you create bespoke menus that match your resident’s needs. With so many tasty dishes to choose from you don’t need to worry about menu fatigue.

To find out more about apetito and how we can help you overcome catering challenges, visit our website or email us at

WPA (Western Provident Association)

WPA (Western Provident Association) are an ethical, specialist health insurer with origins back to 1901.

We are not motivated by profit, but by fulfilling our purpose to provide our members with access to the best healthcare available in the UK.

With a UK Head Office in Taunton, Somerset, WPA prides itself on its industry reputation for customer service, delivered locally and personally to you by an experienced Healthcare Partner, Philip Arnold.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, WPA remains the only medical insurer to have reflected lower claims rates (much of the bed capacity within the private sector was allocated to the NHS) by rebating premiums to all of its customers.

We recognise that employers within the care sector continue to face many challenges not least in their duty of care to their staff, recognising in particular the need to provide easy access to mental health and wellbeing support.

WPA can help. Our innovative NHS Top-Up plan offers low cost but highly valued benefits towards the cost of everyday medical expenses such as dental treatment, optical charges, therapies, NHS car parking etc.

Most importantly, whichever level of cover your chose for your staff (monthly premiums start from as low as £5.05) each employee gains access to a number of vital Remote Services, available 24/7:

Employee Assistance Programme – health and wellbeing helpline including telephone/face to face counselling services

Remote GP – members can book telephone or video consultations at a time to suit them. Family members can also use the service. There is not limit to the number of consultations you can have.

Philip is happy to talk to you about your own business and how WPA can assist, without obligation – his advice is free.

Philip may be contacted via:

Phone – 07824 326225

Email –

Become a Partner

If you are interested in partnering with RCPA please drop us an email at or call us on 01823 351630