SAICP Limited, Board of Directors and Terms of Reference

To contact the Association central email contact is:

Registered address: c/o Chater Allan, Beech House, 4a Newmarket
Road, Cambridge CB5 8DT Company registration number: 07846897

Postal address c/o the Administrator, 4 Oakfield Drive, Pilson Green, South Walsham, Norfolk NR13 6EH : Telephone 01603 270616

SAICP Privacy Notice: SAICP Limited Privacy Notice 01.01.2019

SAICP Chair – David Finch (

SAICP Limited was formally registered at Companies House as a company limited by guarantee in November 2011.

The Directors of the Company are:

David Finch, CEPHAS (Chair)  (domiciliary and supported living care)

Prema Dorai, Primary Homecare (Joint Vice Chair) (domiciliary)

Alicia Wright (Joint Vice Chair), Fuchsia Homecare (domiciliary care)

Sarah Kopferschmitt, Seckford Foundation (residential and day services 

Graham Gibbs, The Paddocks (LD residential service)

Helen Fairweather, Headway (domiciliary and day services)

Emma John, The Partnership in Care (Residential)

Simon Gibbs, Stowcare (Residential) 

Denise Frost, Cambridge Homecare (Domiciliary)

Company Secretary and Administrator: Moira Weller (

The following are the elected members of the SAICP Limited 2019/20 Steering Group:

CHAIR: David Finch, Cephas Care (domiciliary and supported living care)

JOINT VICE CHAIR Prema Dorai, Primary Homecare and Alicia Wright, Fuchsia Homecare (domiciliary care)

Sarah Kopferschmitt, Seckford Foundation (residential/supported living and day services) 

Graham Gibbs, The Paddocks (LD residential service)

Helen Fairweather, Headway (domiciliary and day services)

Emma John, The Partnership in Care (Residential)

Simon Gibbs, Stowcare (Residential) 

Denise Frost, Cambridge Homecare (Domiciliary)

Rachel Fitton, The Partnership in Care (Residential) 

Matthew King, Healthcare Homes (Residential and domiciliary) 

Adrian Fairburn, Cardinal Healthcare and Primary Homecare (Domiciliary and Residential)

Andy Weight, Versacare (Live in care services) 

Debbie McKenzie, Versacare (Live in care services)



SAICP Terms of Reference registered with Companies House are as follows:

The Suffolk Association of Independent Care Providers Limited

Supplementary Articles of Association to the Model Articles for Private Companies Limited by Guarantee as issued by Companies House


To act as a single body in representing all aspects and segments of the Care Sector in Suffolk.


To provide a forum for the discussion of matters of interest and the exchange of information between organisations representing independent and voluntary providers of care in Suffolk.

Engage with Suffolk County Council, other statutory bodies and stakeholders through representation at the Joint Suffolk Care Partnership (JSCP) meetings.

Express a consensus view arising from discussions to communicate to outside agencies.


Membership is open to all Private, Independent and Voluntary social care providers of care to the community in Suffolk.


Subscriptions from affiliated associations and members will be decided at the AGM. SAICP Limited will remain a not for profit organisation and in the event that the Company ceases to be any remaining funding will be distributed to the membership.  Any surplus funds at the end of each financial year will be retained by the Company for use in executing its aims and objectives.

DIRECTORS a board of Directors and Company Secretary will be registered with Companies House all of whom will have a limited liability of £1 per person.


Notice of an AGM will be sent out with an agenda no later than 28 days before that meeting which will be held at twelve-month intervals in June at which a detailed summary of accounts will be presented.

All members present at an AGM will have one vote per organisation.


Members at the AGM will elect a Steering Group of Officers representative of each care sector to conduct day to day affairs on behalf of the Association who will be responsible to the Board of Directors who may also be a member of the Steering Group.


Meetings of the Association will be arranged on a regular basis and no less than quarterly and are open to all providers/stakeholders involved in the provision of care in Suffolk.  Each member will have a single vote to cast in the event that a majority decision is sought in respect of the Association’s activities.

A quorum for meetings shall be at least five members.


These will be called as and when required at the discretion of the membership/Steering Group and/or Board of Directors following a written and signed request by no less than 30 members.

There must be at least 21 days’ notice to call such a meeting.


A simple majority of votes will decide any decision (each provider will be entitled to one vote).  In the event that there is a split decision the matter would be referred back to the Board of Directors for a final decision.


The Administrator should be advised of Agenda items at least 14 days before any meeting.