2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our sponsors and exhibitors for Community Care Live 2023 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 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 give you time to reflect. We encourage our staff to work creatively, try new things and find new ways to improve lives. There’s no magic to it.

With us you can make your career work for you, find flexibility, wellbeing and see your skills brought to life, making a difference every day.

In Essex we recognise the whole system needs to work together to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in our community, that system includes our Occupational Therapy service who are a crucial part of this approach. Therefore, we are very excited to be extending our offer this year, alongside our four masterclasses, we are offering a new Occupational Therapy workshop.

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 staff have worked for 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


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.


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. 

View the programme for details on our workshops. 

Visit us at Stand 32


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



Bradford Children and Families Trust

As a new organisation, we are passionate about putting children at the heart of all we do. We want Bradford to be a safe, child-friendly and supportive district where every child matters and can grow up and thrive.

We are actively recruiting for people who share this passion and have the drive to help us to deliver the improvements we need to make.

We care about our colleagues and want to develop a culture that brings out the best in everyone who works for us. We know that we need people who are highly talented and fully committed to delivering good outcomes and who will thrive in a diverse team environment.

Visit us at Stand 41


Brighton & Hove City Council

At Brighton & Hove, we are working hard to be a fair and inclusive workplace.  We are transforming our services – with relationships, compassion and fairness at the centre of everything we do. 

Ofsted reports that our social workers feel safe and supported and their morale is high. Staff enjoy working in our organisation and their tenacity in seeking to build relationships with children makes a positive difference.

Our action includes an Anti-Racist Project, identifying and tackling racism and supporting staff, families and communities who experience it. We are making positive progress but acknowledge there is still much more to do.

Visit us on Stand 6


BSN Social Care

BSN Social Care is a family of independent fostering agencies with office hubs across England and Wales (Blue Sky, Nexus, Calon Cymru and Olive Branch).  We’re proud to be founded, owned, and managed by social workers. We work together to support vulnerable children and young people to realise their potential.

Visit us on Stand 1



Just like you Cafcass is unique – no other organisation does what we do. Achieving the best possible outcomes for children and families is our purpose and why we’ve a modern, flexible and inclusive approach, so you can do just that, and achieve a healthy work/life balance. You’ll have independence over your work and be trusted to do the right thing, whilst relying on dedicated support and opportunities for development, whatever stage you are at in your career. From the children who rely on us, to the colleagues who inspire us – we want bright futures for everyone. Come talk to us.

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

Visit us at Stand 50


Cellmark Services

Cellmark is a leading provider of court-approved DNA relationship testing and accredited hair drug and alcohol services.  With 35 years’ experience of providing reliable forensic testing to the police, legal profession, government departments and local authority social workers, Cellmark has a reputation for analytical quality, service excellence and best value.

Visit us at Stand 49


CF Social Work

CF Group provide independent social work assessments, interventions and are the creators of the Reverse Residential Assessment for Children and Families.  In addition CF Group run a busy alternative education service providing individual support to young people who are not currently accessing mainstream education, and also run two independent children’s homes.

Visit us at Stand 48


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


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

Visit us at stand 14



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 12


Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Heathrow Travel Care

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Social Work Advisers support and empower the consular network to assist vulnerable British nationals overseas. We provide internal advice and guidance to consular staff, based on our social work knowledge and expertise. We provide training to consular staff, partners and local authorities. We are all UK qualified and registered social workers, seconded to the Consular Directorate from Heathrow Travel Care.

Heathrow Travel Care (HTC) is a crisis social work team who assess, advise and assist people who are using, or planning to use Heathrow Airport. We take referrals from around the airport, the UK and the world, working in partnership with other agencies to assist anyone who may have a difficulty using Heathrow Airport.  For more information, please follow the link:


Visit us at Stand 7


Hampshire Adults’ Health & Care IMPACT

At Impact, we empower the incredible staff to positively impact the lives of those needing support and we believe in everyone’s capacity to learn and grow. Our goal is equipping you with tools, resources and knowledge for excellence, fostering continuous learning and development towards fulfilling each person’s potential.

Visit us at Stand 13


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.

Visit us at Stand 32


Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire has the best of all worlds. It’s a place where the whole family can live, work and thrive. Under new leadership and with significant financial investment, both Children’s Services and Adult Social Care are looking for committed and caring staff to offer professional social care practice to its children, families and residents living in our beautiful county. Visit us at Stand 55 or find out more information on our vacancies at www.spiritofherefordshire.com

Visit us at Stand 55


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 59


JoinedUp by Beeline

JoinedUp by Beeline's technology helps businesses reduce the stress when managing shift workers. Over 200 companies use JoinedUp to manage $2.5 billion in temporary labour spend. Built for the dynamic world of shift-based staffing, we deliver seamless experiences across sectors such as social care and healthcare so agency recruiters can work more efficiently and keep their workforce engaged. JoinedUp supports you with software that fills more shifts faster.

Visit us at Stand 3


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 11


Kent County Council

Are you looking to progress and expand your career? Then we are the right team, at the right time, in the right place.

Kent County Council have a number of opportunities across our Children's and Adults Social Work teams for qualified Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

We offer a competitive basic salary from £32,485 to £43,011, dependant on experience, and additional market premiums for eligible roles.

Alongside this we offer a staff benefits package, and excellent career development and training that comes from working for an authority as large as Kent.

Visit us on stand 19


Lancashire County Council

As the fourth largest local authority in the UK, Lancashire County Council are pleased to be able to offer a wealth of opportunities for Social Workers who want to make a difference to children, young people and families. With excellent opportunities for progression and career development, we offer a supportive working environment where the health and wellbeing of our workforce is a priority.

Our Children's Services are progressive and innovative. We embrace strength-based approaches through our Family Safeguarding model of practice and offer a challenging but rewarding working life balance.

We are proud to have been rated as Good by Ofsted and are seeking ambitious Social Workers to join us on our journey to excellence.

Visit us on Stand 27


Lewisham Council (Children’s Social Care)

Passionate about social change? Discover Lewisham Children's Social Care. We champion diversity, innovative practice, and personal growth in a vibrant, multicultural community. Our supportive teams and commitment to continuous learning make for a rewarding career.

Join us at Stand 46 or contact us at lewishamworkforcedevelopmentgroup@lewisham.gov.uk.
Explore opportunities at bit.ly/lewishamcscjobs


Liquid Personnel

Liquid Personnel are a specialist social work recruitment agency. Founded in 2006, we are now the leading provider of agency social workers in the UK, supplying exceptional temporary and permanent social work staff to over 150 organisations nationwide, including local authorities, NHS trusts, fostering agencies, charities and many other private organisations.

Visit us at Stand 21


London Borough of Barnet

Are you driven by the desire to empower adults to realise their full potential? Are you seeking a work environment that appreciates your efforts, champions your growth, and is led by approachable, engaged leaders? If so come and visits us to discuss jobs in Adult social Care In Barnet.

Visit us on Stand 56


London Borough of Bexley

Bexley children, families, and vulnerable adults are at the heart of everything we do. Our work with families and each other is collaborative, relational, strengths-based, and solution-focused.

We support practitioners to grow and flourish throughout their careers through ‘outstanding’ leadership and comprehensive learning offers including our creative Teaching Partnership.

The Workforce Race Equality Standard; collaboration with vibrant council-wide equalities networks; and regular learning events support our commitment to creating an inclusive workplace and culturally competent practice.

Join our dynamic practitioners in Children’s Services twice rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ and integrated Adult Health & Social Care teams implementing innovative service delivery models.

Visit us at Stand 25


London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Council are seeking ambitious and passionate social workers to join our journey to excellence. Our services for children and families are ‘good’ overall, with ‘outstanding’ leadership impacting social work practice, according to Ofsted.

Our Bromley Relationship Model is taught as part of our bespoke Social Work Academy, ensuring our practitioners are reflective and constantly developing their practice.

We have a range of exciting roles available in our children’s services, perfect for committed practitioners looking to continue or develop their careers. Visit our stand to express your interest and start your next adventure in Social Work!

Visit us at Stand 36


London Borough of Sutton

London Borough of Sutton is committed to a Restorative and Trauma-Informed approach to delivering Children's Social Care reflected by the way we work with each other and our internal and external partners. Our ambition is to develop and deliver outstanding services that achieve the best outcomes for our children and for those most vulnerable, including children in need and those looked after.

Visit us on stand 14


London Fire Brigade

We are the London Fire Brigade.

We are London's fire and rescue service; We are one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world and we are here to make London a safer city. Our Community Engagement and Outreach team will be attending the Community Care Live 2023 on the 10th and 11th October.

We are looking forward to talking to you about the services we provide, come along and find out about:

  • Automated Fire Alarms consultation
  • Home Fire Safety Visits
  • Charge Safe campaign
  • LFB Community Forum
We want to be trusted to serve and protect London

Visit us at Stand 30


Luton Council

We are dedicated to providing unwavering support to those in need. Through our Adults and Children’s teams, we rekindle hope and reshape narratives. Our approach is rooted in warmth, compassion, and resolute safeguarding principles. Amidst challenges, Luton thrives with a tight-knit community spirit, bolstered by assets like the UK's fifth largest airport, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, and Luton Town Football Club.

Visit us at Stand 29


National Care Group

One of the UK’s leading support providers for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury, and associated complex needs, National Care Group works hard to empower the people they support to live a full and rewarding life, to achieve their full potential and maximise their independence.

Visit us on stand 20

National Care Group – your potential plus our commitment changes lives

National Institute for Health Care Research

The NIHR School for Social Care Research develops the evidence base to inform and improve adult social care practice in England. We commission and conduct internationally leading research on topics including dementia, older people, mental health, learning disability, and carers. We also work to build and strengthen research capacity in practice.

Visit us at Stand 9


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 26


Norfolk County Council

Who cares about social workers?  We do.

At Norfolk County Council we support our teams to thrive in their essential work.  We’re a large county with an innovative approach and a focus on wellbeing, to help you get the best out of your work and home life.

Visit us at Stand 28


Northumberland County Council

Northumberland is a great place to work and live. We believe work life balance is crucial and support flexible, hybrid working. We also have affordable housing, great schools and beautiful beaches!  

Rated good by OFSTED we would love to talk to experienced social workers (who have completed their ASYE) about our ‘Children’s Social Work family’. Come and see Su – Principal Social Worker and her colleagues at stand 44 for more information. 

Myth buster! Northumberland is a large area geographically, however we have 4 locality safeguarding teams to manage this and our caseloads are work load weighted to factor in complexity.  

Visit us at Stand 44


Oasis Restore

Oasis Restore is the first secure school in the UK. Offering a therapeutic environment in a secure setting, with an aspirational curriculum, and close links with families and communities, the school will offer a home to up to 49 children aged 12-19, while they are on remand or serving sentences.

Visit us at Stand 4 


Only Social Care Recruitment

Only Social Care is a specialist recruitment agency which helps Qualified Social Workers find their next role across the UK. We recruit for Social Workers, Senior Practitioners, Team Managers, Service Managers, Independent Reviewing Officers, AMHP’s and other related roles within Adult services and Children and Families Social Care.

Visit us at Stand 38


Richardson Care Holdings Limited

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 47


Rock Pool

Rock Pool Life C.I.C  provides training and consultancy services to the public and private sector which focuses on the affects of childhood trauma, domestic abuse, sexual violence and how a trauma-informed approach can deliver hope, resilience and recovery.

We believe that a trauma-informed approach can change society and gives people the opportunity to thrive. We are passionate about upskilling front line workers to be trauma-informed in their work and to be able to deliver trauma-informed programmes.

Visit us at Stand 52


Social Work England

Social Work England has been the specialist regulator of social work in England since 2019. 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 have introduced new professional standards, strengthened the relationship between regulation and education and training, and developed an in-depth understanding of the profession through engagement with the sector and people with lived experience. 

We have published our learning in Social work in England: State of the nation 2023 and committed to driving more positive change in our strategy for the next 3 years.

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

Visit us at Stand 45


St Christopher's Fellowship

Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.

St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people. We are proud of our history of providing fostering, children's homes and innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man.  We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do.  We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.

Visit us at Stand 53


Talking Life

Talking Life provides a wide range of bespoke high-quality training to adult and children’s social care departments as well as the NHS. Our courses are delivered by a team of trainers, whom are all experts in their fields.

Our sister company, In-Trac, specialises in the delivery of supervision training.

Please visit us on stand 10


Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Our courses have a contemporary relevance and enable students to make important and insightful contributions in multiple settings in the new landscape of health and social care.

Visit us at Stand 54


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 57


The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse

The CSA Centre aims to reduce the impact of child sexual abuse through improved prevention and better response. They support professionals working with children by collating and conducting research and evidence from practice and sharing that knowledge with professionals in practice, this includes training over 2000 individuals in the past year alone.

Visit us at Stand 5


Thurrock Council

In Thurrock, we have the ambition and drive to make a positive difference to the lives’ of those most in need.  We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce which reflects our community. Our social work teams are enthusiastic, resilient, keen to learn, have high aspirations, and embrace innovative practice.

Please visit us on Stand 40



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 pandemic, 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 60