Local Support Organisations

The following organisations are acting as Better Security, Better Care Local Support Organisations. They  support local care providers to improve their data and cyber security, and complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

*These organisations are also providing regional coordination.



Registered Care Providers’ Association, Somerset

Website www.rcpa.org.uk/better-security-better-care/ 

Email [email protected]

Tel 01823 351630


Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Partners in Care (Dorset)*

Website https://www.picbdp.co.uk/

Email [email protected]

Tel 01202 205847


Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset

Care and Support West

Website https://www.careandsupportwest.com/dspt

Email [email protected]

Tel 07540 458119


Devon, Plymouth and Torbay

Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and Devon Care Homes Collaborative (Devon CCG & DCHC)

Website https://devoncarehomes.org/dspt

Email [email protected]

Tel 01626 912620 (2-5pm Monday to Friday)



Gloucestershire Care Providers Association

Website https://gcpa.co.uk/home/better-security-better-care/

Email [email protected]

Telephone 07436033514


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Cornwall Parters in Care

Website https://www.cornwallpartnersincare.org

Email  [email protected]

Tel 01326 334232


Wiltshire and Swindon

Wiltshire Care Partnership working with BANES, Swindon & Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership

Website www.wiltshirecarepartnership.org.uk

Email [email protected]

Tel 07821 104634



South East wide coordination

The National Care Forum*

Website www.nationalcareforum.org.uk

Email [email protected]

Tel 02475 185524.


Kent and Medway

Innovation Delivery Team – Kent County Council & Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KiCA)

Website: https://www.innovationdeliveryteam.co.uk/our-work/data-security-protection-toolkit-dspt

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03000 418087


Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight

Hampshire Care Association 

Website https://hampshirecare.org/dspt/

Email: [email protected]

Helpline 07434 571207



Surrey Care Association

Website https://www.surreycare.org.uk/find/support-care-service-providers/resources-page/free-digital-support/better-care-better-security

Email [email protected]


Bracknell Forest, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham

Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP)

(Working in partnership with MKB Care and BCA)

Website https://oacp.org.uk/resources/resources-for-the-data-security-and-protection-toolkit-dspt/

Email [email protected]

Tel 01235 248085


East & West Sussex, Brighton & Hove

West Sussex Partners in Care

Website https://westsussexpartnersincare.org/dspt/

Email [email protected]
Tel 07770266077



London wide co-ordination

NHS London*

Website https://www.england.nhs.uk/london/

Email [email protected]

Tel 020 8148 5045


North East London (Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest)

North East London Health and Care Partnership

Website https://www.northeastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/care-providers/digital-support-and-solutions/data-security-and-protection-toolkit/

Email [email protected]


North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington)

North London Partners in Health and Care

Website https://www.ncltraininghub.org 

Email [email protected]


North West London (Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster)

North West London Integrated Care System

Website https://www.england.nhs.uk/north-west-london/

Email [email protected]


South East London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark)

Our Healthier South East London

Website https://www.ourhealthiersel.nhs.uk/

Email [email protected]


South West London (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth)

South West London Health and Care Partnership

Website https://www.swlondon.nhs.uk/

Email [email protected]





Suffolk Association of Independent Care Providers

Website www.saicp.org.uk

Email [email protected]

Tel 01449720709



Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd

Website https://norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk/bsbc

Email [email protected]

Tel 01603 629211


Central Bedfordshire and Bedford

Activities will also be shared across ICS within Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

Central Bedfordshire Council

On behalf of Bedfordshire Care Group

Websites https://dspt.bedscaregroupltd.co.uk/

Email [email protected]


Hertfordshire, Essex, Thurrock and Southend

Hertfordshire Care Providers Association*

Website https://www.hcpa.info/data-protection/

Email [email protected]

Tel 01707 708 018


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

The Care Alliance (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough)

Visit: www.thecarealliancecnp.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07831597711



Leicester City, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR)

East Midlands Care Limited (EMCARE)

Website http://www.emcare.org.uk/

Email [email protected]

Tel 07369 200 247


Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire

Nottingham University Hospitals Charity

Email: [email protected]



Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Partners in Care

Website https://www.partnersincare.org.uk/

Email [email protected]

Tel 01743 860011



Lincolnshire Care Association*

Website https://www.linca.org.uk/DSPT.asp

Email [email protected]

Tel 01522 581073


Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire

West Midlands Care Association*

Website www.wmca.care/dspt

Email [email protected]

Tel 01384 943000 (DSPT helpline)


Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire Association of Registered Care Providers (SARCP)          

Website https://sarcp.net

Email [email protected]

Tel 07921452913 (Chris Briggs)



The Care Alliance (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough)

Visit: www.thecarealliancecnp.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07831597711



Liverpool City Region, Sefton, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral, Warrington, Cheshire East, Cheshire West/Chester, Lancashire, Blackpool, Blackburn and Darwen and Cumbria

Liverpool Social care Partnership (LSCP) CIC

Website www.lscpinfo.co.uk/DSPT

Email [email protected]

Tel 0151-270-1703


Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan

Skills for Care

Website: https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Tel: Rob Smith – 07834699833



Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham, Darlington, Stockton On Tees, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Calderdale, Leeds, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, NE Lincs, N Lincs, North York’s, City of York , North Kirklees and Wakefield.

DSPT Delivery Support Team – North East & Yorkshire Region*

Email [email protected]

Tel 0113 360 4847


Bradford and Craven

Bradford Care Association

Website http://bradfordcareassociation.org/

Email [email protected] 



Our Local Support Partners are also working closely with ADASS regional leads.

Find out more about the full Better Security, Better Care programme.

Last updated 23 June 2022. This page will be updated to include all support partners and their contact details.