About the DCA
We are the UK trade association working exclusively for the domestic cleaning industry.
We’re here to support both the service provider and the client, as well as offering training for those currently involved in our industry, or anyone wishing to join it. Formed in March 2014 to take responsibility for a previously unrepresented sector of the UK cleaning industry, the DCA gained immediate popularity amongst cleaning businesses countrywide.
The DCA is here to showcase our unique sector of the cleaning industry. The passion and enthusiasm we share for domestic cleaning has to be seen to be believed. Supported by our members, the DCA is going from strength to strength.
On the 9th March 2016 the DCA was officially launched by Simon Hollingbery, (then) chairman of the British Cleaning Council. We are delighted to be the only organisation representing the UK domestic cleaning sector who sits on the members board of the British Cleaning Council where we act as their go-to authority on all matters to relating to domestic cleaning.
The DCA is the voice of the UK domestic cleaning industry and we are constantly striving to increase awareness of the career opportunities countrywide, to improve conditions for those who carry out the cleaning work, and to streamline the ‘customer experience’ for end-users. In a time of recession and cut-backs, the UK domestic cleaning industry has remained buoyant countrywide and the DCA is working tirelessly to help our members build on this success.
So what makes the DCA as successful as it is?
Well, everything about the DCA is steeped in first-hand experience. Each and every member of the Panel is the owner of a cleaning business and knows the highs & the lows of doing so. None of us are afraid to get our hands dirty – literally. Whatever the cleaning task, so long as it falls into the category of “housework”, you can be sure we’ve proudly done it ourselves, many times.
The DCA understands the challenges faced by those running a domestic cleaning business. There isn’t any aspect of our industry sector which we can’t help with.
We know that domestic cleaning businesses are usually overwhelmed with work and are mostly only restricted the challenge of finding more and more high-quality staff. We know where cleaning businesses are needing our help and support, and we are working to channel our energy and resources into these areas accordingly.
Along with our ever-growing members’ base, we are working hard to raise the profile of the domestic cleaning industry. We also aim to ensure that those who work at the sharp-end of the service -our dedicated cleaning personnel- are aware of just how vital their role is to the running of homes all across the country.
Despite the number of people currently out of work across the UK, our industry sector continues to struggle to meet the demand for domestic workers. As well as supporting our members with their staff and staffing issues, we endeavour to make everyone aware of our industry and highlight the numerous career opportunities available.