25 - 26 September 2018 | Business Design Centre, Islington | London


Community Care Live London 2018 has now taken place. We would like to thank everyone who joined us and all of our sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for a very successful two days. 

The dates for Community Care Live 2019 are 24-25 September 2019. Please return to this site for more information, which will be available in due course.

In the meantime please browse the site for details of the 2018 event.



Community Care Live provides two full days of CPD and essential learning, covering key topics across children and families’ social work, adult social care and social work management. So whatever your area of focus, interest or expertise, there’s sure to be something in our comprehensive programme which will make a visit to Community Care Live worthwhile.

This year, we continued to provide free content in our seminar programme* covering the key issues across social work practice and management. Topics this year included strengths-based practice, working with domestic abuse perpetrators, sexual abuse in the family and supporting people with learning disabilities who develop dementia. These practice and management seminars continued to be free of charge for all registered social workers and local authority commissioners and workforce leads†. What’s more, our co-located exhibition gave visitors plenty of opportunity to meet and network with a number of relevant local authorities, service providers and recruiters.

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Following feedback from delegates and increasing demand, we introduced the opportunity to reserve spaces at all of our legal learning sessions. There was a small charge for each of the eight legal sessions.

* Free seminars were on a first come, first served basis, and subject to maximum numbers. Places in the sessions cannot be guaranteed. The programme is subject to change.

†You can find out more about our entry criteria here.


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.

Stand: 19/20

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

Event sponsor



Tower Hamlets is a hugely ambitious local authority with high aspirations for the families we serve. We’re on a journey of improvement that requires energy, expertise and determination to make a success of our work and we are continually making good progress.

We have a new, over-arching strategy that is transforming the way we work with children, young people, adults and families in Tower Hamlets. We want to increase the confidence, competence and expertise of our workforce and we believe that good support, relevant training and recognition are essential.

We offer social work salaries of up to £42,000, child protection caseloads of up to 18 children and a host of other benefits such as retention allowances (up to £3000), travel allowances (£1600) and paid Christmas leave.  You will be joining a performance-led culture; with smaller teams, structured environment and additional administrative support.

Join us and together we can make a difference.

Stand: 17 & 21

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 hosts

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 Community Care Live 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


For more information on children’s social work visit

For adults' social work visit