Don't wait till it's too late
I was just speaking with a caregiver who works with her officer very well. However the caregiver would like to have the programme accepted more widely throughout her TC, and the officer was quite worried about this. While the officer is supportive, the officer did not feel that her other colleagues or superiors were.
The other worrying thing was that while the area had many caregivers, she was concerned that not many wanted to speak with their TCs or wanted to meet their TC on a larger scale. This meant that while some of them had agreements with their officers, there was no agreement with the TC as a whole. If the officers changed, then the whole 'agreement' would also fall apart. For those not working with the TC at all of course, it meant that their cats were at risk right from the outset.
It is a risk to not work with your TC - the whole programme can fall apart and your cats can be caught because no one knows you're even there managing the cats. Unfortunately quite a few people wait till there is a crisis to do something - and by then it can be too late.
Heading out for a meeting with a caregiver now.