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NCF Risings Stars 2018

14 June - Diet and Nutrition day with Apetito, Trowbridge, Somerset
20 September - Technology Day with Person Centred SoftwareGuildford
12 - 13 November - NCF Managers Conference, Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
21 November - Invitation to celebrate 30 years of ‘A POSITIVE CHOICE’ at the House of Lords, Residential Forum
7 December - The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards – The London Marriott Grosvenor Square, & Rising Star meeting with Vic Rayner
12 February 2019 - Media Training Day - Altura Learning

Media support from Care Management Matters

21 June - CMM Insight Learning Disability and Mental Health Services,  The Renaissance Hotel, Manchester

27 September - CMM Insight – The Lancashire Care Conference - Mercure Dunkenhalgh, Blackburn
11 October -  CMM Insight – The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Care Association Conference – Windsor Marriott Hotel, Windsor

Congratulations to Carl Jones Service Manager at Making Space, and NCF Rising Star, who has been nominated as a finalists for Learning Disability Service Manager Caring Times Awards 2018.

20 September - Technology Day with Person Centred Software

On Thursday 20th September we had an excellent day hosted by Person Centred Software focussing on the use of digital technology in care. The day took us through a packed agenda around the adoption of technology, jargon busting, using technology and data to transform outcomes, system demonstrations and a debate on how technology will transform care in the future. The slides for the various sessions are below and in addition, we picked up in the session on issues associated with GDPR and Information Governance – so just a reminder of the resources available on those subjects which can be found here. There should also be a write up of the day in the November Care Home Professional.

The agenda covered (click on the links for the day's resources):

What are the tools to help you implement technology ideas? ; Helping you get through the jargonThe benefits of technology and data in social careObstacles – is it important to measure your care? And how do you measure it? ; Nutrition and Exercise proven to reduce ageing ; as well as debating what the future of technology might look like in 5 or 20 years’ time; Request for Information example spreadsheet.

November 2018 - Person Centred Software - are once again supporting the NCF Rising Stars to attend the NCF Managers Conference 2018

“At Person Centred Software we are delighted to be continuing with our support of the NCF Rising Stars. This important programme is developing managers of the future where technology will be key to supporting the delivery of outstanding care.” said Jonathan Papworth, Co-Founder and Director. 

Celebrate CARE! - Person Centred Software will also be continuing to promote the #GladtoCare Competition at the conference. In partnership with its Charity of the Year 2018, The Care Workers Charity, they are offering carers the chance to win a fabulous holiday with Haven. To enter the competition simply request a tote bag here, take a photo of yourself with the bag in a care interaction, post to social media saying why you're glad to care. Visit their stand to find out more about their Mobile Care Monitoring (MCM), and the competition.

Person Centred Software will also accompany the NCF Rising Stars when they tour the WCS Care Innovation Hub on the second day of the conference. Based at the WCS Care new home, Castle Brook in Kenilworth, a range of tools, systems and approaches have been implemented in an inspiring environment to enhance the dignity, choice and independence of residents, including Person Centred Software’s MCM, electronic care planning and evidence of care system which won ‘High Commendation’ at the Care Home Awards. The solution won Best Equipment, Product or Service Provider using Abbeyfield Beaconsfield, Bradbury House as an example of where the system helped a customer to improve.

Contact Helen Glasspool to register your interest in the NCF Rising Star Programme

CLICK HERE for more information and to REGISTER for the NCF Manager Conference 2018

April 2018 - Carterwood Sponsors the NCF Rising Stars Programme for a Second Year

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

Registered Manager

Marbury House


Kemi Yusuf

Registered Home Manager

Ipstones Avenue

Accord Housing Association

Sam Stuart

Registered Manager

Fairfield Care Home

WCS Care

Caroline Coogan

Registered Manager

Home Hero’s

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

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

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