A project was undertaken to provide a description of the training needs of agencies who are partners in the provision of care in the community. In developing the research strategy a service design approach was adopted which complied with the design control requirement of the Quality Standard EN ISO 9001: 1994. A questionnaire for self-completion was sent to 25 individuals involved in delivering community care. The findings enabled priorities of joint training to be identified. The findings also enabled training to be suggested for both manager and direct care staff. Demonstrates the need for skill acquisition in a variety of areas. Generally it was indicated by respondents that planning training arising from the project should be multidisciplinary. Enthusiasm for such training was also a feature of the respondents' responses.