We represent all independent providers of care in West Sussex, like the West Sussex Forum that we are replacing which was founded 14 years ago. We have reviewed, updated and renewed our services, and to signal this fresh start we have re-branded as West Sussex Partners in Care, a not for profit organisation that will work in partnership with our key stakeholders including Care Providers, West Sussex County Council and CCGs. The pressures faced by the care industry can be alleviated through co-working with the commissioners to achieve common aims. Every one of the organisations we represent is subject to rigorous regulation. Far reaching changes are occurring which affect us all and give us the opportunity to innovate and demonstrate the quality of our services. Life expectancy is rising with the pressure for older people and in particular dementia care becoming critical.