Care Improvement Associates

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Isn’t it about time you looked forward to your next CQC inspection?

Expert care quality consultants across the UK.

Let’s aim for outstanding together.

Care Improvement Associates is a national network of over 40 care quality consultants, which includes current CQC inspectors, specialist advisers and former inspectors who all share the aim of outstanding care quality.

From startups to leading providers CIA offers a tailored solution, supporting you to deliver high quality care and aim for CQC’s rating of ‘Outstanding’.

40+ Expert Care Quality Consultants

A large network of care quality consultants, ready to help you improve your CQC rating.

Skills Matched

We skill match our care quality consultants to match your project so you don’t have to, saving you valuable time.

Local Authority Endorsed

We’ve worked tirelessly with local authorities to ensure care is effectively managed.

Nationwide Coverage

With consultants up and down the country, we can offer nationwide coverage from startups to large care providers.

DBS Check Verified

We make sure all our care quality consultants have a valid DBS check in place.

Reference Checked

We reference check every care quality consultant to make sure you get the best service possible.

Fully Insured

All care quality consultants are fully insured for your peace of mind.

Quality Monitored

We frequently monitor the quality of consultancy, making sure the consultancy you receive is in line with your objectives.

Care Quality Consultancy

CQC compliance is made easier with a care quality consultant. Help, guidance, advice and mentoring.

Mock CQC Inspections

A CQC style inspection, but without the stress! Let’s highlight those concerns before it’s too late.

Interim Management

Maternity cover or overseeing a special project, we have talented care managers and directors across the UK.

Crisis Management & Turnaround

Specialist support from sector leading consultants during challenging times.

Training & Mentoring

Invest the time in your care and management team to watch them flourish. Let CIA train your team to become the best they can be.


We’re always interested in hearing from like-minded people who are passionate about care quality.

Hello from our Chief Executive,
Samuel Barrington.

With over 20 years in the care sector, Sam has a strong passion to support care providers across the adult social care sector.

Starting his career as a care assistant in his home town of Scarborough, Sam soon moved on to nursing and care management which included board level care quality director roles across the country.

His mission is to now support care providers to deliver outstanding care quality to all individuals every single day.

We love happy care providers

It was our pleasure to have the CIA ‘Mock Inspection Team’ with us – the two days went extremely well and they both confirmed the areas of improvement we expected, which was reassuring to know that our own identified priorities were accurate.

The insight they were both able to give, and the ideas and suggestions, was extremely useful and the team were left feeling very inspired.”

Jamie Anderson

CEO, Age UK (Wirral)

“We engaged Care Improvement Associates Ltd on a bespoke assignment to enhance our management insight from an external and more objective angle and perspective.

We were Delighted with both the service and support received from the head office at CIA, as well as the professional consultant assigned to the project.

We would highly recommend CIA’s services and would certainly commission their services again in future, should the need arise.”

Mike Padgham

Chairman of Independent Care Group, CEO of St Cecilia's Care Group

“Voyage Care are committed to the provision of outstanding care and support for every person we support. We are proud to have a proven track record for delivering support which is innovative, high quality and responsive […] CIA bring independence, professionalism and a critical eye to the development of new processes and specialisms which absolutely supports delivery of our strategy.” 

Amanda Griffiths

Quality Director, Voyage Care

“We’ve been working with Samuel Barrington and his team of compliance experts recently. I’d very much like to recommend the CIA group to all that are interested in receiving an external audit on their business.

We found the whole process extremely professional, informative and beneficial. Great work.”

Martin Billingham

Chief Operating Officer, Allerton Group

Trusted by startups to leading care providers

Care Improvement Associates was born in April 2017. With a passion for providing outstanding care quality at the very foundations, it has quickly built up a strong reputation with care providers large and small.

Since inception, CIA has…

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