The main purposes and functions of the Care Coordination Association are to:
Membership of the Association
Mental Health Service providers (both health and social services by trust, locality or directorate), Mental Health Service Commissioners, Non-Statutory Agencies, Professional Bodies, and User Organisations are eligible to join the Association, although the Association reserves the right to refuse membership. The Association is funded through annual subscriptions from member organisations, and the cost is reviewed annually. Each member joining the Association can nominate up to three representatives, additional representatives can be nominated for an extra fee.
The Structure of the Association
The Care Coordination Association is organised on a National basis, with members in NHS Regional Executive areas nominating regional representatives to a CCA committee. From this committee the Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, together with their deputies, are elected.
Activities of the Association
The Chair and others are seconded to work a number of hours each month for the Association, usually promoting the CPA within the regions, or dealing with national issues on behalf of the CCA. The Association acts as a ‘clearing house’ for members of information relating to the CPA. The CCA Newsletter 'A New Approach' is produced bi-monthly. Training events and workshops are held with the aim of promoting guidance on issues relating to the CPA.
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