Current Sponsors & Exhibitors

Take a look at our current sponsors and exhibitors for Community Care Live 2018

Event partner

Essex County Council is an award winning local authority and we are proud to have had winners at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Being one of the most populated counties in the UK, with communities as diverse as its geography, Essex can become the next step in your career whether you are looking for a role in adult social care or children and families.

Social work is a demanding, complex and ultimately fulfilling role. We fully recognise the importance of providing you with the tools and quality time to undertake direct relationship-based social work, to make real positive differences to the lives of our residents.

We are achieving this by supporting our social workers to deliver fantastic social work through our extensive CPD offer, which is expertly delivered by our BASW accredited Essex Social Care Academy. This includes regular training workshops, inspirational keynote speakers and engagement events, making Essex the best place to develop your knowledge and career as a valued social worker.

We recognise and celebrate inspiring and exceptional social work and can offer the variety where you can be challenged and supported, and really progress your career.

Headline Sponsor

Norfolk is a fantastic place to live and work offering a great social work/life balance. We have the same potential for absorbing work as an inner city, but with an opportunity for you to have a different lifestyle.

In children’s services we are building on the positive findings of our recent Ofsted inspection. We are investing in children’s services over the next three years, which will offer development opportunities as we transform services.

We offer great CPD and learning opportunities through our Norfolk Social Work Academy, an excellent relocation package with access to a lease car and colleagues who will welcome you with open arms and help you settle in.

Find out from Yussif why he chose to live and work in Norfolk:

Stand: 26

Learning Sponsor

We’re pioneering some changes to social care practice in Hampshire; radically changing the way we work and creating the right conditions to ensure social workers can work flexibly and are given the capacity to provide the level of support and attention that is required for them to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re investing £6.5 million in children’s social workers to help drive this change and enable Hampshire social workers to be more agile in their role, leaving them more fulfilled professionally and able to enjoy a good balance between work and home life.

We provide a safe and supportive working environment with positive team support and options to develop experience in a variety of casework. Plus all the practical support you need; including professional development and administrative support.

With opportunities available in both children’s and adult social care, now is the time to join Hampshire County Council, a leading authority at the forefront of radical innovation and improvement.

We would love to tell you more about our career and development opportunities – come and meet our team on stand 28.

Stand: 28

Event host

Looking after vulnerable children and adults is our top priority at Somerset County Council. We believe in ambition, and empowered innovation. Combine this with strong leadership and together we can provide continuous service improvements. Recent reviews of our services, and their outcomes, show that our hard work and investment is achieving this goal. We are excited to be hosting both Community Care Live events in 2018 and want to meet passionate social workers to continue this journey, so bring your CV and say hello!

Stand: 41 & 42

“The people that work for West Sussex are what keep me here,” says Mark, one of our social workers

We aspire to be inspirational. To be proud of our work. To create a brighter future for our children and families.

Our director believes great things can be achieved if we develop a working climate where we form a 'human chain' and we are looking for experienced social workers and managers who are proud of what they do to join us to build a stable workforce.

Come to stand 7 to find out more.

Stand: 7


Visit BASW at stand number 8. BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK. By joining the association you are committing to the values set out within our code of ethics and will enjoy a range of services and benefits. Join on the day and take advantage of our special membership offer.

Stand: 8

The Caldecott Foundation is a national children’s charity based in Kent and Nottingham, and our vision is “Helping Children Build a Future”. Achieved through our relational model of care, we cater for children aged five to 16+ who have suffered extremes of abuse, neglect and have suffered multi-placement breakdowns.

Stand: 37

Charles Hunter Associates is a specialist recruitment agency, placing qualified social workers and social care staff in contract and permanent roles across the UK. Our team provides a highly professional service along with the very best safeguarding standards to over 100 organisations within the public, private and third sectors.

Stand: 9

The Health and Care Professions Council is a statutory regulator that works to protect the public. We currently regulate over 360,000 professionals from 16 professions, including social workers in England, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Registrants must meet our standards for professional skills and behaviour and we take action if registrants fail to meet these standards.

Stand: 3

Jessica Kingsley Publishers is committed to publishing books that make a difference. We publish books for professionals and general readers in a range of subjects. We are well known for our social work books, and recently we have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, and gender diversity.

Stand: B3

The London Borough of Sutton is committed to making a difference. We want to be the best place to enjoy a children’s social work career, that’s why our new approach is to work with children, families and local people, taking an innovative and restorative approach to all we do.

“Uncompromising in its focus on improving the quality of frontline social care” (Ofsted 2017 ).

Stand: 12

Macmillan is here to help people find their best was through cancer from diagnosis onwards so they can live life as fully as they can. We take the time to understand people and what matters to them so we can help them get the support they need to take care of their health and relationships, and deal with money and work worries as well as emotional and practical concerns. Macmillan works and co-designs support with people living with cancer, communities and with system partners, including through our work in partnership with local authorities.

Stand: 32

NICE is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. Come along to the NICE stand to learn about what we are producing in the area of social care and what we can do to help support your work.

Stand: 45

Pavilion is the leading provider of professional development products and services for public, private and voluntary workers in the health, social care and education sectors. Our portfolio includes books, training materials, assessment schedules and workbooks We believe that everyone has the right to fulfil their potential, to provide the best service they can in their role.

Stand: B2

With over 50 years’ combined experience, we are one of the largest providers to the social care sector in the UK. We have a proven track record of placing locum and permanent candidates in public, private and voluntary organisations and strive to consistently deliver a service of excellence.

Stand: 36

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes journals, books, and library products spanning a range of subject areas. SAGE remains majority-owned by our founder, who has ensured that the company will remain permanently independent.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

Stand: L1

The Richardson Partnership for Care provides residential and respite care for adults with severe learning disabilities and a person-centred approach to rehabilitation for those with an acquired brain injury, with the help of our specialist MDT. Our unique, homely environment encourages social integration, individual choice and respect for service users.

Stand: 29

UNISON is the UK’s leading social care union with more than 350,000 members across the sector. We provide workplace representation, a helpline open till midnight, legal help for work problems and accidents, and exclusive member discounts. With cuts, redundancies and outsourcing, now is the time join UNISON.