The Care Association Alliance was created from a discussion between a few like-minded local Care Association leaders back in 2010. The Alliance has established a forum for local Care Associations to exchange best practice based on their experiences as well as being a useful vehicle to deliver front line smaller provider issues direct to the central decision makers. Attendance at meetings has grown over time and agendas for each meeting are evenly split between sharing best practice and seeking discussions with the leading decision makes in social care. Membership of the Care Association Alliance is free for local Care Associations. Meetings are typically held once per quarter.