2024 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our sponsors and exhibitors for Community Care Live 2024 are listed below

Interested in booking an exhibition stand or sponsorship package at Community Care Live 2024? Click here to learn more.


Event Partner

Essex County Council

Essex County Council are excited to be back for another year and are proud to be the ongoing Event Partner with Community Care.

In Essex, we are serious about social work and giving you time to reflect on your practice. We encourage social workers to work creatively and love to see you try new things and find new ways to support people to get on with their lives. There’s no magic to it but there is a thoughtful, relational co-production with people drawing on social care.

With us you can make your career work for you, find flexibility, wellbeing and develop your professional skills and knowledge all while knowing you’re making the difference every day.

In Essex we recognise the whole system needs to work together. This includes our Occupational Therapy service who are essential to our approach. We are very excited that our Adults Principal Social Worker and Principal Occupational Therapist will be delivering an Occupational Therapy workshop this year, alongside our four masterclasses,

We hope through attendance at our workshops, visits to our stand and our wellbeing zone you well get a flavour of why so many of our colleagues have worked with us for more than 20 years. Supporting our community begins with supporting our workforce.

Please see the full programme soon for details of our masterclasses.

Visit us at Stand 33

www.workingforessex.com

Learning Sponsor

Hampshire County Council

Adults’ Health and Care
We’re a high-performing County Council with a vision in Adults’ Health and Care to help people live long, healthy and happy lives, with the maximum possible independence.

We invest in creating the right conditions so our Social Workers can work flexibly and are given the capacity to provide the excellent level of support and attention needed, to make a difference to the lives of the people in our community.

www.hants.gov.uk/ahccareers  

Children's Services

We continue to invest in our social care workforce and innovate in our practice to provide the best possible outcomes for children and families. We remain one of the few local authorities in the country to be rated Outstanding by Ofsted, meaning children in Hampshire’s care are safe and well looked after and that it continues to be a great place to practice as a social worker.  

We are developing a new model of Family Help to bring together Early Help and statutory social care, welcoming the opportunities that this will bring. 

If you are interested in learning more about how we have transformed various areas of our children’s social care provision, come and join our workshops on each day of the event. Our VR-headset focussed session showcases how modern technology can be utilised to provide pioneering support and training opportunities. We will also be hosting a workshop to introduce the important role of our specialist refugee teams; and the ongoing work we are undertaking in partnership with the Homes for Ukraine scheme. 
 
www.hants.gov.uk/childrenssocialworkercareers

View the programme for details on our workshops. 

Visit us at Stand 31

www.hants.gov.uk/childrenssocialworkercareers

Event Sponsor

Wiltshire Council

Whether your aspirations lie in children's services or adult social care, Wiltshire Council will enable you to build a life that has real balance. Wiltshire Council is a positive and innovative place to work, we bring a genuine can-do approach to everything we do.

We continue to prioritise and invest in innovation and transformation; this ultimately supports the people and families across our communities that we work with. We work closely with our partners and support each other within the Council. 

Our workforce is our most valued asset. We recognise that our staff are central to enabling our success and help us to deliver the best we can for everyone who accesses our services. We have simplified our services to meet the changing needs of our residents, focusing on building stronger communities and listening to what is important to them; this enables them to live their best lives.

As a service we genuinely listen to staff; we want your ideas so we can find new solutions to old problems. We maximise the time spent with people and families, provide early support and preventative services so that families and individuals can maximise their independence. We use technology and hybrid ways of working and we prioritise children, young people, adults, and their carers to be able to thrive in their own communities. 

Our practitioners regularly win national awards, and our best practice is mentioned in the Care Review. We are striving for excellence and our children’s services were rated Good across the board in our most recent Ofsted inspection (June 2019) and our focused visit in January 2022 remarked on our passionate, skilled, and stable workforce.

Wiltshire Council’s culture supports talented people to thrive. Come and see us on stand 22 if you want to learn more - this is an exciting time to join us.

Visit us at Stand 22

jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/social-care

Exhibitors

Cafcass

At Cafcass, we are united by our purpose - ensuring the unique voices of children and young people are heard in the family court. We put their needs, wishes and feelings first when big decisions are being made about their futures. When you join one of our social work teams, you will help improve the lives of children, families and carers for years to come.

No other organisation does the kind of work we do. And in 2024, we were rated by Ofsted following a full inspection as ‘outstanding’ both overall and across all judgement categories including the quality and effectiveness of our private and public law social work practice. However, we haven’t come this far only to come this far and this outcome has energised us to just keep getting better at what we do for children and families

Please see the full programme soon for details of our workshops.

Visit us at Stand 36

www.cafcass.gov.uk/working-for-us

Children & Young People Now

Children & Young People Now provides practitioners working across children’s services with vital insight, expert guidance and examples of good practice through a monthly magazine and website resource at CYPnow.co.uk. The publication also runs a number of conferences as well as a coveted annual awards scheme highlighting innovation and excellence across the sector.

Visit us at Stand 2

www.cypnow.co.uk

Community Care

Community Care helps social workers stay up-to-date with the latest and most significant developments in practice, law and policy to help them to change lives for the better and flourish in their careers. We also support social work employers and leaders to recruit and retain high-quality practitioners and develop their staff to the best of their abilities.
 
Communitycare.co.uk

Our main website provides practitioners and leaders with critical news and information. The social work community can visit at any time for the most up-to-date news, and also sign up to our e-newsletters to have the latest information mailed direct to their inbox. 

Community Care Inform

Our online subscription-based service delivers expert-produced practice guidance in a quick and accessible format to help social work professionals make and evidence their decisions. More information can be found by contacting ccinformhelpdesk@markallengroup.com 

Community Care Jobs

Our recruitment site helps support employers to recruit the right staff and practitioners to find the right opportunities.

In addition to a jobs listing platform, the Jobs team develop bespoke partnerships with organisations to help senior leaders understand and overcome the issues surrounding social worker retention.
You can find out more by contacting commcarerecruitment@markallengroup.com

Visit us at stand 14

www.communitycare.co.uk

CoramBAAF

CoramBAAF is the leading membership organisation for agencies and professionals working with children and young people in the care system. Our members represent 94% of local authorities as well as regional and voluntary adoption agencies, health and social care trusts and fostering providers, and cover 88% of all children and family social workers.

Visit us at Stand 51

corambaaf.org.uk

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers is the leading publisher of books on autism, social work, gender diversity, mental health and related subjects. Authors include Karen Treisman, Sarah Naish, Sally Donovan and many more.

Visit us at Stand 12

www.jkp.com

Keele University

Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.

We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a global level.

We offer postgraduate programmes across a wide range of subject areas. Whether you are looking to advance your career or develop your knowledge, our rural campus provides an environment that is focused, relevant and mature

Visit us at Stand 10

www.keele.ac.uk

Leaders in Care

Leaders in Care specialise in direct supply of agency and permanent social care staff within both local authorities, and the private sector. We provide an alternative and refreshing approach to recruitment, offering support and a peace of mind when traditional methods are not getting the results.

Our unique approach involves supplying staff directly to teams, meaning we do not operate through vendors or third parties, but directly with the hiring managers. This ensures your recruitment process is completely transparent - no more waiting for feedback to be trickled back or unnecessary delays in hiring, just clear, honest and straight-forward recruitment.

Visit us at Stand 49

leadersincare.co.uk

Luton Council

At Luton Council, we deeply appreciate the dedication and hard work of our social workers. We understand that the role comes with its challenges, but we are committed to demonstrating just how much that means to us.  Our recruitment process is guided by our values, which reflect our commitment to excellence and collaboration. We seek individuals who are ambitious for our children and families and share our vision for Luton's future.

Visit us at Stand 28

luton.gov.uk

National Care Group

National Care Group is one of the UK’s leading adult social care providers for people with health and social care needs. Its purpose is to empower people to achieve their full potential and live as independently as possible within their community through careful planning processes focused on each individual’s needs.

Visit us on Stand 21

National Care Group – your potential plus our commitment changes lives

New Generation Social Work

New Generation Social Work is a productivity-based project launched in January 2023 which seeks to provide social workers, students and professionals with modern day tool kits and resources to support and enhance the quality of professional practice and learning experience.

The project aims to explore the practice needs of professionals given the complex nature of social work, whilst acknowledging the experiences of professionals who spend their lives advocating for, and supporting the most vulnerable in society.

Visit us at Stand 13

newgensocialwork.co.uk/shop

NSSL Group Ltd


Visit us at Stand 44

www.nsslgroup.co.uk

Octopus Energy

Our social workers work holistically with customers and direct with local authority social workers in order to provide the best level of support with the families who struggled to afford their bills even before the energy crisis, and those whose health and safety relies on heat and power. We have a £30m Octo assist fund to support those in greatest need.

octopus.energy

Richardson Care

Richardson 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.

Visit us at Stand 45

www.richardsoncares.co.uk

Social Work England

Social Work England is the specialist regulator of all social workers and qualifying social work education and training courses in England. Our purpose is to protect the public and raise standards across social work, so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life.

We aim to drive positive change across the profession and better understand the complex landscape of social work practice. To do this, we work closely with the social work sector and people with lived experience of social work.

Visit us at Stand 11

www.socialworkengland.org.uk

The Caldecott Foundation

The Caldecott Foundation is a not-for-profit charity delivering specialist therapeutic residential care, education, and foster care to traumatised children or those with specific educational needs.

Our Relational Model of Care and Education ensures that we support children and young people to feel safe by developing nurturing, nourishing, and safe relationships.

Visit us at Stand 53

www.thecaldecottfoundation.co.uk

The Care Leaders

The Care Leaders offers transformative training, drawing from the real-life experiences of care, empowering professionals working with children in care, care leavers & those with a social worker.

Our approach transcends theory, fostering deep understanding of the unique challenges care experienced young people face, inspiring impactful change in their lives.

Visit us at Stand 38

thecareleadersonline.com/

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

We have been at the forefront of exploring mental health and wellbeing for over a century. Today, we offer a wide range of training opportunities for health and social care professionals – delivered by our expert clinician-tutors, in the only NHS Trust registered with the Office for Students.

Visit us at Stand 52

www.tavistockandportman.ac.uk

UNISON

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 until midnight, legal help for work problems and accidents, and exclusive membership discounts. With the impact of the cost of living crisis, cuts, redundancies and outsourcing, now is the time to join UNISON.

Please see the full programme soon for details of our workshop.

Visit us at Stand 58

www.unison.org.uk

Zoomdek Publishing

Zoomdek Publishing creates and publishes interactive direct work tools for the purpose of risk assessing and safeguarding vulnerable children, young people and adults. Providing resources to help understand one’s lived experiences, allowing the service users voice to be heard. Also Wiblow’s Worries™ stories available as both hard copy and eBooks.

Visit us at Stand 14

zoomdek.com