About Independent Health & Care Providers

Independent Health and Care Providers (IHCP) is a non-profit making organisation representing private, voluntary, charitable and church affiliated providers of health and social care. Our members provide nursing and residential homes, housing with care schemes and domiciliary and day care. Services are provided for older people, for vulnerable adults, including those with learning disabilities or mental health problems and for those people with other special needs. IHCP have 75 members representing approximately 180 homes and organisations.

IHCP members provide care for some 11,000 people in residential and nursing homes and thousands of others who either live in housing with care schemes or in their own homes. ihcp members employ over 10,000 staff.

IHCP is a Northern Ireland based organisation looking after the interests of its members in Northern Ireland and those for whom our members care.

IHCP has close working links with UK Homecare Association, Scottish Care, Nursing Homes Ireland, Age NI, English Community Care Association (ECCA), My Home Life Project, Care Forum Wales. Our aim is to work in partnership with Policy Makers, Commissioners, Providers and others to provide better care, better services and better value.