The CAA allows Care Providers to share best practice nationally. The CAA (Care Association Alliance) is made up of Care Associations from each area across the county, it is member based with no fee. We fund our operating costs from commercial sponsorship for which we are very grateful and respond by promoting our sponsors. We meet formally 4 times or more a year and plan to establish meetings in the north and south of the country for geographical and economic reasons. We communicate between meetings and members support individual meetings with central decision makers, representing front line providers on key topical issues (such as the national shortage of nurses) feeding back to all members.