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Thanks to the sponsorship of Carterwood and Apetito - NCF Annual Partners - we are able to offer our second Rising Stars programme.

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.

The Rising Stars and their mentors attended the NCF UK Care Conference on the 17th and 18th April 2018 benefiting from the opportunity to engage with the conference programme, delegates and speakers. During the conference there was a dedicated 3 course lunch provided by Apetito for the Rising Stars and their mentors and who were also joined by the winning teams from the Care Innovation Challenge

2018 Rising Stars

Rising Star




Lena Norman

Contract Manager

Cromwell Road

Look Ahead Care

Jamie Smith

Assistant Manager

Supported Living Services

EMH Care and Support

NIck Rickwood

Registered Manager

Flowerdown House


Julie Veritiero

Deputy Manager

Marbury House


Olu Yusuf

Registered Home Manager

Ipstones Avenue

Accord Housing Association

Sam Stuart

Registered Manager

Fairfield Care Home

WCS Care

Caroline Coogan

Registered Manager

Home Heroís

New Outlook

Carl Jones

Service manager

Swallow Lodge

Making Space

Nadine Webster

Home Manager

Cedar Lodge


Catherine Haycock

Support Manager

Belong Morris Feinmann Care Village


Anna Lewkowicz

Home Manager

Gregory House

The Order of St Johns Trust

The full details of the programme, and organisational commitments, can be found here:
* (Mentor - CEO or Senior Manager - from nominating organisation to attend the two day NCF UK Care Conference as a full paying delegate)

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

"I have met with {my mentor} twice now and we are due to arrange a third meeting, we have also had contact via email.  It's been really helpful as she has shared documentation with me that I can use within my service and a recent visit to some of their services was extremely beneficial.  I have been able to meet with some of their managers and discuss with them some of the issues I've faced and they have shared what improvements they have made to their services.  This has been a great support as I have been able to take forward their way of working to improve the protocol for admissions to my service." Lesley Henderson, Service Manager, Sefton New Directions, Chase Heys Respite and Intermediate Care Service
"I wanted to become a Rising Star to build up my support network, knowledge and skills. In this career, we never stop learning, so to have access to a wide network is something not to be missed." Beccy Ingleton, Registered Manager, Parkhaven Trust 
"I was really pleased to be chosen, to know that someone sees potential in me and that Iím working hard to achieve the best for the people I support." Katie Reynolds, Registered Manager, Look AheadCMM interview 

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

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