2022 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our sponsors and exhibitors for Community Care Live 2022 are listed below

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

Event Partner

Essex County Council

Essex County Council is proud to be the ongoing event partner with Community Care and are delighted to be back in person for 2021.

We are serious about social work and encourage our staff to work creatively, try new things and find new ways to improve lives. There’s no magic to it.

The key aspects of our success are built on a clear theoretical framework and our fantastic people, who are passionate about improving the lives for some of the most vulnerable residents in Essex. Across both our Adults and Children & Families services we take a strategic and practical approach to support practice in a systemic way.

With us you can make your career work for you, find flexibility, wellbeing and see your skills brought to life. We value you and celebrate your successes.

We hope through our masterclasses and engagement on the day we are can share our best practices and lessons learnt. This year we will collaborate, engage, and offer an insight into how Essex County Council continues to innovate and evolve Social Work.

Our Adult Social Care Masterclasses:

1) Co-producing mental health support – leadership, practice and the of voice of lived experience.

2) Staying in control of your life – how Essex is helping people manage their wellbeing and improve their mental health 

Our Children and Families Masterclasses:

1) Knocking on the door to children’s social care, taking a relationship-based approach to supporting families at first presentation of need

2) Understanding the potential and importance, of connecting and uniting children with their birth families:  Learning from Practice 

We look forward to meeting you at the event, in addition to the above we will also be available to answer any questions at our stand.

If you are serious about social work, this is your opportunity to find out how Essex County Council can support you on that continuing journey. With us you can!


Learning Sponsor

Hampshire County Council

We're pioneering some changes to social care practice in Hampshire and radically changing the way we work. The transformation of our service has led to us being one of a handful of children’s services authorities in the country to be rated ‘outstanding’ across all areas by Ofsted. This means 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. 

Inspectors reported how the County Council’s social workers are highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and that children in care benefit from high-quality support, which is making a real difference to their lives. Alongside this, Ofsted credited the County Council’s strong political and corporate support – and how the well-targeted financial investment has enabled the Service’s leadership team to implement an ambitious programme of change. All of which has led to strengthened services, ensuring that the right help is available at the right time from the right people. 

However, the hard work does not stop here, as we look to continue to innovate the way we practice social care, to provide the best possible outcomes. It's an exciting time to join us as we have invested £6.5 million in social workers to continue to drive this transformation. We have enabled Hampshire social workers to be more agile in their role, leaving them more fulfilled professionally and able to enjoy a positive work-life balance by adopting remote working practices and technologies. All while working and training alongside some of the very best in the profession.



Birmingham Children's Trust

Birmingham Children’s Trust exists to make a positive difference for vulnerable children, young people and families in Birmingham and our focus is clear. Talk to us about our forwarding thinking approach to children’s social work, and how we can support you in your career development.


Bracknell Forest Council

There has never been a better time to be a part of our amazing team here at Bracknell Forest Council. We are proud of great work we do with our service users and residents everyday. Working against a back drop of the UK's most beautiful green spaces and stunning landmark view; we offer a range of rewarding social care roles that place you at the centre of driving outcomes for our communities supported by access to career progression, development and training as a range of fantastic benefits. Visit us at stand 22 to find out more.


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.

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


Cygnet Health Care
Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council pride ourselves on our innovative approach to effective service delivery. Employing 8,500 centrally and 23,500 in schools we are an exciting place to work. If you are looking for a new career challenge, we have a variety of opportunities to inspire you. We nurture talent, reward success and value individuals.


Jessica Kingsley Publishers

We publish books for professionals and general readers in a range of subjects and are well known for our long-established lists on social work, adoption, dementia and the autism spectrum. We have also published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, education and gender diversity.


Leeds City Council
London Borough of Merton

Putting children, families and vulnerable adults at the heart of all we do.

Join us to deliver the improved life choices for our most vulnerable children and families, and supporting adults to live full and independent lives. Working to be London’s best council, our employees are committed professionals and we are strengthening our partnerships with health and the voluntary sector.


London Borough of Sutton

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: 17


Opus People Solutions

Opus is a local authority owned recruitment agency, which focuses on keeping money within the public sector. We work directly with councils to understand their social work recruitment needs and fill locum vacancies. Candidates registered with us receive priority and are first to hear about any available jobs.


Social Work England

Social Work England is a specialist body taking a unique approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate—to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives.  

Social work is about people. Our purpose is to regulate social workers in England so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life. We are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone involved in social work.


Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Working on the frontline has never been more challenging. For teachers and social workers, health and mental health professionals, and probation officers to name but a few, the challenges can feel insurmountable. As a Trust we seek to influence public policy wherever possible to improve our systems and increase funding for mental health services and related initiatives. We also provide education and training which enable all frontline professionals to work in more meaningful, effective, and rewarding ways with service users and each other.


The Caldecott Foundation

The Caldecott Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation delivering specialist therapeutic residential, education, boarding and foster care to the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.  We care for children who have suffered extremes of abuse and neglect and have often experienced multi-placement breakdowns.  Our vision is “Helping Children Build a Future”.


The Open University

Take the next step in your social work career, or unlock the potential in your workforce. With over 20 years' experience delivering qualifying social work training, our range of courses and flexible study arrangements help make ambitions a reality. Visit us on stand 30 to learn more.


Torbay Council

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 pandemic, cuts, redundancies and outsourcing, now is the time to join UNISON.


What Works for Children’s Social Care

What Works for Children’s Social Care seeks better outcomes for children, young people and families by bringing the best available evidence to practitioners and other decision makers across the children’s social care sector. We also make sure working with practice is at the heart of everything we do.