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NCF Rising Star Programme 2017

The new NCF strategy incorporates a strong focus on leadership

In line with this commitment, we launched at the Annual Conference a new Rising Stars programme supported Annual Partners Carterwood.

This programme provides an opportunity for those shining lights in your organisation to hear first-hand about key policy developments, best practice innovations and challenges facing the strategic thinkers within the sector.

Ten free places were available at the conference to Registered Managers* within member organisations who will benefit from the opportunity to engage with the conference programme.

During the conference there was a dedicated session for the Rising Stars, where they were introduced to a programme of support that will run through the year. 

Click on the links for details on the 2017 programme and organisational commitments.

*(Open to Registered Managers who have taken  up their post in the last year)

If you are interested in applying for the programme please contact Helen Glasspool

With the support of our new Annual Partner - Person Centred Software - all our Rising Stars have the opportunity to attend the NCF Managers Conference 2017. For more information on the programme and registration follow this link 

Rising Stars 2017

Rising Star




Samantha Curran

Registered Manager



Katie Reynolds

Registered Manager

Linden Road, Common Road and Oak View Services

Look Ahead Care

Paula Southgate

Registered Manager

The Old Parsonage

Brendoncare Foundation

Beccy Incledon

Registered Manager

Harrison House

Parkhaven Trust

Nicky Shepherd

Registered Home Manager

The Briars


Daniel Cole

Home Manager



Julie Harwood

Registered Manager

Mill Rise

Accord Group

Lesley Henderson

Registered manager

Chase Heys Intermediate Care Centre

Sefton New Directions

Michelle Bladen

Home Manager

Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court

RMBI Care Company

Rising Star diary dates (essential meetings)

17 July from 13:00 Morgan Hunt - directions - What being a mentor and mentee means
6-7 November - NCF Managers Conference - more information and registration
7 November - Visit to WCS Castle Brook, Keniworth
6 December - 3rd Sector Awards Ceremony London more information
6 February 2018 - Media training with ACC
TBC - Diet and Nutrition tour with Apetito in Trowbridge

Rising Star in the media

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Rising Stars Media training Day at ACC

As part of their skills development programme the Rising Stars were given the opportunity to have media training at ACC's studio in Milton Keynes. 

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising last weeks media training for us ‘shinning lights’. I am really glad I went and met everyone, it was a great experience and I learnt so much. Looking forward to our next meet up."
Thanks again, Katie 
Katherine Reynolds | Contract Manager | Oakview and Linden Road, Look Ahead 

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