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Accountancy & Banking


Cashplus


Address: Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London SE1 2QG
Telephone: 020 3535 7316
Email:
Website: www.mycashplus.co.uk/expense-card
Cashplus

Cashplus

The secure, low cost alternative to corporate credit cards. Whether you have staff claiming expenses, or are seeking to replace petty cash, the Cashplus Business Expense Card is the ideal solution for all care organisations.  Can be used for company purchases, petty cash expenses and all staff and vehicle expenses.  It also provides a simple solution for cash disbursement across multi-site organisations.

Key features include:
  • Control employee expenses
  • Manage cards online
  • Full fraud and purchase protection
  • Simple expense reconciliation
Key benefits to your organisation are:
  • Elimination of costly petty cash processing
  • Reduction in exposure to expense fraud
  • Low cost solution – easy to add additional cardholders
  • No credit risk – staff can only spend what is loaded onto the card
  • Simplifies accounting reconciliations – can export electronic transaction reporting

Please contact us at the following:

Tel: 020 3535 7316 | Email: sales@cashplus.com

Or you can apply for an account directly online:  www.mycashplus.co.uk/expense-card
 

Advocacy and Information Services


Agenda Consulting


Address: The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU
Telephone: 01865 263720
Email:
Website: http://www.agendaconsulting.co.uk
Agenda Consulting

Download Agenda Consulting Offer to NCF members


Successful organisations are those that maximise the capability, engagement, and commitment of their people. In the increasingly competitive and financially stretched social care services sector, the advantages of retaining good people for longer are clear. 

With over 10 years’ survey experience in the not-for-profit sector, Agenda Consulting has helped more than 100 organisations to measure the engagement of their staff and volunteers. We can provide benchmarks on key factors which influence engagement, enabling you to compare with others in your sector on those important areas. We offer: 
  • Bespoke employee and volunteer surveys, including the Social Care Employee Engagement Survey (developed in partnership with NCF and VODG)
  • Pulse, on-boarding and exit surveys
  • Social Care Reward benchmarking study, which analyses the pay and benefits packages for front-line staff in social care
  • Benchmarking studies on HR and volunteer management metrics
  • We also conduct research into the social care sector, which we share through our free webinars and blogs.
Sign up to our monthly newsletter at www.agendaconsulting.co.uk and fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

 

Dementia Care Matters


Address: Mocatta House , Brighton, Sussex BN1 4DU 
Telephone: 01273 242 335
Email:
Website: www.dementiacarematters.com
Dementia Care Matters
Dementia Care Matters are a leading international dementia care culture change organisation based in the UK, Canada and Australia. 

We provide consultancy, learning development, training resources and practice based research. We believe a new culture of care comes from focussing on a model of emotional intelligence.

Folllow Dementia Care Matters on You Tube
 

The Care Workers Charity


Address: The Sanctuary, Suite 6-8,, 23 Oakhill Grove, Surbiton, KT6 6DU 
Email:
Website: www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk
The Care Workers Charity

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Construction & Maintenance


Castleoak


Address: Raglan House, Malthouse Avenue, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF23 8BA
Telephone: 029 2054 8800
Fax: 02920 545453
Email:
Website: www.castleoak.co.uk
Castleoak
With 30 years’ experience working exclusively in the care and retirement living sector, Castleoak has built an award winning reputation for successful project delivery for care homes, extra care and retirement apartments, care villages and specialist care schemes across the UK.
 

Event Support


Eventpro UK Limited


Address: Rosewood House, 43 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3DU
Telephone: 01509 610 452
Fax: 0845 299 1499
Email:
Website: http://www.eventprouk.com
Eventpro UK Limited
Event Management & (FREE) Venue Finding Specialist! We offer complete events solution for the logistics, production & management of your event at competitive prices. However large or small your event we will provide a bespoke service specifically designed to help you achieve your objectives, within budget & on time.
 

Financial & Insurance


Allia C&C


Address: Cheyne House, Crown Court, 62-63 Cheapside, London, Greater London EC2V 6AX 
Telephone: 020 3039 3445
Email:
Website: https://alliacc.com/
Allia C&C

Independent expertise in socially responsible finance

Allia C&C, part of the Allia group, supports a range of organisations whose core purpose is to transform lives, communities and the environment. With extensive experience across different sectors – particularly housing, care and education – we help ensure the optimal funding solution is achieved to deliver more impact, whether that’s a bank loan, bond or private placement.

We also have strong connections with ethical investors from across the market, including high street banks, retail investors pension funds and institutional investors – offering them access to, and expertise in, socially responsible investments.

So we’re uniquely able to align high social impact businesses with investors who not only seek a financial return but want to see their money do good in society.





 

CARE


Address: CARE,
Minton House Group Limited, Minton House,
Woodlands, Woodlands Lane,
Bradley Stoke, Bristol, Avon BS32 4JT
Telephone: 0800 0113 044
Fax: 01454 616 810
Email:
Website: www.care.mintonhousegroup.co.uk
CARE


This offer is applied to valid policies quoted and purchased before 31 December 2018. Download the special offer here


Here at CARE, we’ve been delivering specialist insurance for the care and charity sector for over 30 years. We can assist you in arranging a variety of insurance solutions that are tailor made to your organisations individual needs.

Providing the best possible service is at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated team of insurance broking professionals understand all your needs – think of them as an advice hub for risk management, compliance and industry sector updates. 

We provide insurance for:
Not for profit care groups
Charities of all sizes
Corporate care groups
Community and domiciliary care providers
Supported and sheltered homes
Individual care homes (younger persons and elderly, including nursing)

All our insurers include as standard:
Public liability
Employers liability
Malpractice
Property and contents
Business interruption 
Business money

Also available:
Personal accident
Trustee indemnity cover
Entity cover
Motor fleet
Cyber liability

We’re proud to have worked with NCF since 2004 and in that time we have developed an in-depth understanding of their members’ needs and the challenges they face. 

Click here to visit CARE's website


 

Cashplus


Address: Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London SE1 2QG
Telephone: 020 3535 7316
Email:
Website: www.mycashplus.co.uk
Cashplus
The secure, low cost alternative to corporate credit cards. Whether you have staff claiming expenses, or are seeking to replace petty cash, the Cashplus Business Expense Card is the ideal solution for all care organisations.  Can be used for company purchases, petty cash expenses and all staff and vehicle expenses.  It also provides a simple solution for cash disbursement across multi-site organisations.

Key features include:
  • Control employee expenses
  • Manage cards online
  • Full fraud and purchase protection
  • Simple expense reconciliation
Key benefits to your organisation are:
  • Elimination of costly petty cash processing
  • Reduction in exposure to expense fraud
  • Low cost solution – easy to add additional cardholders
  • No credit risk – staff can only spend what is loaded onto the card
  • Simplifies accounting reconciliations – can export electronic transaction reporting

Please contact us at the following:

Tel: 020 3535 7316 | Email: sales@cashplus.com

Or you can apply for an account directly by clicking here 
 

Target Fund Managers


Address: Laurel House, Laurelhill Business Park, Laurelhill, Stirling, FK7 9JQ
Telephone: 01786 845912
Email:
Website: targetfundmanagers.com
Target Fund Managers
Target Fund Managers provide care-led funding for modern, purpose-built care homes across the UK. We seek to develop strong working partnerships with operators and invest for the long term, delivering sustainable returns to our investors. Naturally, any project has to have a sound financial basis to be of interest, but beyond that, we want to work with partners who share our desire to improve the sector, and consequently the quality of life of those who reside within our properties. We have a proven track record of investment, and operational knowledge gained over the last 30 years in the sector, while each investment is considered on its own individual merit.

Target is an engaged Landlord; we love sharing practical knowledge with our tenants and enjoy our regular carehome visits. We are proud to be able to partner with NCF in the pursuit of great Governance within the Not-for-Profit sector, people who we know share our passion for excellence.

 

Health & Safety


Dechoker UK


Address: 1 Billing Road , Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 5AL
Telephone: 0330 223 1320
Email:
Website: www.dechokeruk.com
Dechoker UK

Dechoker because every second counts...

The Dechoker is a life saving device that can be used for choking first aid on anyone 12 months old and up, regardless of illness, disorder or other health-related condition

When a person begins to choke, virtually everyone begins to panic.

That's because nearly everyone has experienced the feeling of terror when an object becomes stuck in their airway and they can't breathe.

When this happens, it's not long before the person becomes unconscious. If the object remains, brain death is expected after just 10 minutes.

Dechoker uses directed suction to remove an obstruction and clear the airway in seconds. A stand-alone device, it requires no batteries, there are no settings and almost anyone can use it.

What's more, it can be used when the person choking is either lying down or sitting up, for example in a dining chair or wheelchair.

Every customer has a different requirement. Feel free to get in touch and we will work with you to help support both the people in your care, and the people that deliver it.


 

Human Resources


Cohesion Recruitment


Address: 2nd Floor, Stratford Court , Cranmore Boulevard , Solihull, West Midlands B90 4QT 
Telephone: 0121 713 8320
Email:
Website: www.cohesionrecruitment.com
Cohesion Recruitment

Cohesion is a leading provider of outsourced recruitment services to the health and social care sector. 

For some clients we are their dedicated outsourced recruitment team and responsible for hiring the best talent across all areas of their business.  For others we an on-demand recruitment partner to HR and Operational teams and inject a burst of high impact recruitment expertise to deliver volume and project recruitment campaigns.

We recently sponsored a PhD at Aston University:  Effective Recruitment & Selection in the UK Care Sector and regularly produce Blogs and E-Books on the subject of Values Based Social Care Recruitment. 

All of our work is completed using our client’s employer brand.


 

Legal Services


Anthony Collins Solicitors


Address: 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2ES
Telephone: 0121 200 3242
Fax: 0121 212 7442
Email:
Website: www.anthonycollins.com/who-we-help/health-social-care/
Anthony Collins Solicitors

Download Anthony Collins Offer to NCF Members

Health and Social care organisations are being asked to deliver more for less and to balance increasing demands for quality services with  challenging economic circumstances. Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) acts as an expert for many leading health and social care providers, helping them to navigate this highly complex legislative and regulatory environment.

Our depth of expertise in health and social care legal practice covers numerous issues frequently faced in regulation, property, employment and governance. We can support you in many ways, including with:

  • property development projects, and the buying and selling of care homes
  • crisis management and dispute resolution
  • a range of employment issues including TUPE, pensions and National Minimum Wage
  • regulatory challenges, reputation management and CQC inspections.

At ACS our purpose is to improve lives, communities and society by working with like-minded clients who share our vision and passion. For over 40 years we have been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships.

To receive the latest e-briefings, news, events and training for the health and social care sector, sign up to our NEWSROOM service: http://newsroom.anthonycollins.com/subscribe

 

Care Check


Address: Suite 1 Basepoint , Crab Apple Way , Vale Park, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 1GP 
Telephone: 0333 777 8575
Email:
Website: www.carecheck.co.uk
Care Check
Care Check are one of UK's largest and long established providers of electronic DBS certificates. 

At Care Check we work with organisations ranging from small care homes, through to NHS PCT's, Care Recruitment Firms and some of the largest care providers. Our system has revolutionised the way employers request checks. 

Our organisation was established in 2002 and we now process over 100,000 DBS Checks every year along with several thousand supporting checks and we currently work with over 7000 organisations throughout England and Wales.

We launched electronic applications in 2009 and the system revolutionised the way employers request their DBS checks. We introduced a completely paperless and extremely quick route for the provision of criminal record checks.

Efficiency and first-class customer service make us outshine our competitors. We provide a competitively priced platform to our clients with a hassle free and easy process, which saves them money and time. Recruitment can be stressful, but our system removes the hassle and makes the process more manageable.

At Care Check we provide DBS Checks to all sizes and nature of businesses and we are adept at tailoring your system free of charge to suit your needs. Whether it be a basic account or a tailored account, our clients can have their managers submitting checks for their site individually while monitoring the process of all their groups applications through one head office HR dashboard.

How can our system benefit you?
Speed – Over 60% of the checks we submit are completed and returned within 24 hours with nearly 90% being completed within 5 days.
Service – We love our clients and we want to help in whichever way we can when it comes to processing your DBS checks; From legislation advice to amendments and setups we will always be available to assist you. Take a look at what our customers say about us by visiting Trustpilot.

Price – We do not charge any registration or system setup fees and you only pay for the checks you submit. Plus our admin fees start from just £4 per application.

Visit www.carecheck.co.uk for more information.

 

Management Consultancy


Care Inc Ltd


Address: PO Box 925 , Worcester, Worcestershire WR4 4GD
Telephone: 07967 303102
Email:
Website: www.care-inc.co.uk
Care Inc Ltd

Care Inc Ltd is a small consultancy founded by Peter Cheer, whose previous experience included six years as operations director of a large national charity. Peter provides high level project and programme management. He also undertakes policy and governance reviews, investigates concerns, and creates bespoke projects around dignity and engagement. 

Specific topics with which Peter has supported social care providers have included safeguarding, business continuity and quality assurance, and he is independent chair of the adult safeguarding committee of a national charity which provides services for older people. 

Peter has also managed sector-wide programmes for the Care Provider Alliance (CPA), of which NCF is an active member, including work on strategic engagement with the NHS, new ways of working in adult social care, and data and cyber security. As part of these programmes of work, Peter has authored a number of well regarded publications on behalf of the CPA.  

Previous clients, including NCF members, have said:

ü "Peter was focused, organised and thorough, and delivered quality output within agreed timescales."
ü "Peter's knowledge, skills and experience, and his ability to act as a critical friend, have earnt him respect across our organisation."
ü   "Peter’s excellent people skills meant that staff at all levels were quickly on board and welcomed the positive challenge Peter brought."

Whatever sort of input you are looking for, do get in touch for more information and an initial informal discussion.


 

Outstanding Care Homes


Address: 60 Meadow Lane , Burgess Hill , West Sussex RH15 9JA 
Telephone: 07412 547027
Email:
Website: www.outstandingcarehomes.co.uk
Outstanding Care Homes
About us:
Outstanding care Home is a unique Care Home Consultancy run by Issac Theophilos, a former care home manager with track record of achieving Outstanding in all the five areas of inspection for his care home. Issac is the author of the famous book  How to get outstanding: 'An ultimate guide for care homes'. He also developed the first leadership assessment tool called Care home Leadership Assessment (CLA) Score for assessing the competency of care home managers. We have a mission of helping care homes to do more than just meeting the compliance and thereby achieving an Outstanding CQC Rating. 


Why would you need us: 

Do you want to get CQC Outstanding rating? Do you want to retain your outstanding rating? Are you struggling to meet CQC compliance? Do you want to develop your Care Home Managers to become better leaders? Do you want to have a fresh look at how your care homes are performing? How do you make sure what CQC rating you are going to get on your next inspection? Does your Manager need coaching to become a better leader? Do you have an audit tool for preparing for your CQC inspection? Heard of Care Home Cultural check?

Care Home Consultancy Services:
  • A diagnostic visit to care homes
  • CQC Key Lines of Enquiry Audit with the care home manager. 
  • Identifying areas of improvement needed. 
  • Support for implementing the action plan. 
  • Leadership training for care home managers. 
  • Training on how to deliver outstanding care. 
  • Training on Business skills needed for care home managers. 
  • Supporting to retain outstanding rating. 
  • Setting up systems and processes for care homes. 
  • License our Outstanding KLOE audit tool for care homes. 
  • Care Home Leadership Assessment (CLA) Score for Managers. (Self Assessment and Peer Assessment). 
  • Care Home Cultural Check. 
  • Promote your outstanding rated care home on our website.

 

QCS


Address: Regus House, Highbridge Industrial Estate, Oxford Rd, Uxbridge, UB8 1HR
Telephone: 0333 405 33 33
Email:
Website: www.qcs.co.uk
QCS
The QCS vision is ‘Help create a fairer and more compassionate world’. We do this through the digital delivery of all necessary policies, procedures, guidance and inspections tools that Care Providers require to achieve ‘Outstanding’. Content is written by our team of subject specialists, updated dynamically and delivered directly to any device, saving time for Care Providers to spend on caring. 

As the UK’s largest provider, 4,000 businesses and 53,000 users benefit from the QCS compliance management system. Our class-leading service is supported by a dedicated telephone-based team rapidly answering both system and policy queries.

 

Purchasing Management


Marr Procurement Ltd


Address: 5 Pappus House, Tollgate Business Park, Colchester, Essex CO3 8AQ 
Telephone: 01206 382888
Email:
Website: www.marrprocurement.com
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Marr Procurement Ltd are procurement specialist for the Care Sector

Download Marr Procurement Offer to NCF Members


“Many care operators today are facing more financial pressures than ever before. It is therefore imperative we offer our members a way to address such cost pressures without compromising on the quality of care. I am therefore delighted to announce that Marr Procurement, the Care Sector Procurement Specialist, has joined the National Care Forum as a new partner in 2017.” Vic Rayner, Executive Director, NCF 

For organisations entering into a commercial arrangement with Marr Procurement, NCF has secured a number of substantive discounts. 


Gainshare: Marr Procurement works on a gainshare arrangement where they charge a percentage of an audited saving once consumption of a good or service from a preferred supply agreement has occurred. 

This arrangement works for two years after the establishment of the agreement. However, for NCF members the gainshare period has been reduced from two years to one year. A significant material saving. 

Fixed fee: In addition, NCF have negotiated a full waiver of the fixed monthly fee. This is a permanent waiver, and of course, depending on the length of engagement can represent a significant savings of thousands of pounds, as the standard fee is £2000 per month. 

Finally, members may be interested in a brand new service that Marr Procurement has developed, which brings the benefits of procurement to organisations of all sizes. 
Their new online buying portal gives clients access to a regularly competed and managed supply base, particularly valuable if they don’t have their own procurement person or team. Marr Procurement will work with great suppliers, with the whole management and supply process independently audited by Deloitte; enabling an unexpurgated audit report to be sent to each client in relation. 

If you would like to find out more about what Marr Procurement can do for your organisation, then contact Christoph Marr on christoph.marr@marrprocurement.com 

In addition, if you wish to be connected to an NCF member already using their services then please review the testimonials on the website, and NCF can connect you directly. 

“It is a privilege to be involved with the National Care Forum. I have worked in the UK care sector for a little over 45 years and never before have I seen the kind of cost pressures that care operators are facing today. Marr Procurement is like a breath of fresh in that not only do they produce outstanding results but they are also open, honest and nice people to work with. At a time when the UK care sector is facing real financial difficulties, if there is one organisation that can help to reduce operating costs without compromising on quality or care, it’s Marr Procurement." 
Sir William Wells, Chairman, Marr Procurement



 

YPO


Address: 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 0XE
Telephone: 01924 834 834
Fax: 01924 834 926
Email:
Website: https://www.ypo.co.uk/
YPO

Products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, the care sector, housing associations, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries.

We're 100% publicly owned by 13 local authorities, which means the profits we make are returned to our public sector customers, delivering even better value for money.

We have a large choice available from leading UK suppliers, so we can provide you with everything you could possibly need to successfully run your organisation.

Our range includes around 30,000 products and 100 frameworks of approved suppliers; so, whether it’s care and support related products, electricity, food, insurance, HR, fleet, pens and paper, computers or furniture, we can help you get the best deals around.

Now more than ever there’s a greater demand for good quality products to cost less, meaning buying has had to become smarter. With that in mind, we’ve developed a range for you; offering choice, value, competitive pricing and ease of ordering – on everything from cleaning products, furniture, aids and adaptations, food and arts and crafts.

We understand the challenges faced by the care and housing sectors and we’re here to help you operate more efficiently wherever we can.  We like to build ongoing trusted relationships with our customers and unlike some other buying organisations, you don’t need to commit to long contracts with us, which gives you complete flexibility.  

What is a framework?

If you see the word framework mentioned on our website or in any of our documents, it’s just procurement terminology for a contract where you can buy goods or services. 

A framework is a compliant agreement put in place with a potential supplier or group of suppliers, who normally provide a common product or service. Frameworks give you a route to market to buy goods and services without running lengthy full tendering exercises and provides a time and cost-effective way of testing the market, to ensure best value is achieved.

We can provide free support to use any of our frameworks in the best way possible for your organisation.  

Some YPO category offerings that you may find useful could include: 
Health and Social Care Equipment
Stairlifts
Energy including Gas and Electricity
Insurance
ICT Hardware and Software
Furniture
Food

Find out more here 
Browse our frameworks here 


We’d love to hear from you and talk through your needs. The team are always on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Contact the team on: socialcare@ypo.co.uk 

 

YPO


Address: 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, Yorkshire WF2 0XE
Telephone: 01924 834 834
Email:
Website: www.ypo.co.uk
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YPO supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, the care sector, housing associations, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries.


We're 100% publicly owned by 13 local authorities, which means the profits we make are returned to our public sector customers, delivering even better value for money.

We have a large choice available from leading UK suppliers, so we can provide you with everything you could possibly need to successfully run your organisation.

Our range includes around 30,000 products and 100 frameworks of approved suppliers; so, whether it’s care and support related products, electricity, food, insurance, HR, fleet, pens and paper, computers or furniture, we can help you get the best deals around.

Now more than ever there’s a greater demand for good quality products to cost less, meaning buying has had to become smarter. With that in mind, we’ve developed a range for you; offering choice, value, competitive pricing and ease of ordering – on everything from cleaning products, furniture, aids and adaptations, food and arts and crafts.

We understand the challenges faced by the care and housing sectors and we’re here to help you operate more efficiently wherever we can.  We like to build ongoing trusted relationships with our customers and unlike some other buying organisations, you don’t need to commit to long contracts with us, which gives you complete flexibility.  

What is a framework?
If you see the word framework mentioned on our website or in any of our documents, it’s just procurement terminology for a contract where you can buy goods or services. 

A framework is a compliant agreement put in place with a potential supplier or group of suppliers, who normally provide a common product or service. Frameworks give you a route to market to buy goods and services without running lengthy full tendering exercises and provides a time and cost-effective way of testing the market, to ensure best value is achieved.

We can provide free support to use any of our frameworks in the best way possible for your organisation.  

Some YPO category offerings that you may find useful could include: 
  • Health and Social Care Equipment
  • Stairlifts
  • Energy including Gas and Electricity
  • Insurance
  • ICT Hardware and Software
  • Furniture
  • Food

Find out more here 
Browse our frameworks here

We’d love to hear from you and talk through your needs. The team are always on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Contact the team on: socialcare@ypo.co.uk 

 

Surveyors & Architects


Carterwood


Address: Aztec Centre, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4TD
Telephone: 08458 690777
Fax: 01454 838048
Email:
Website: www.carterwood.co.uk
Carterwood

Annual Partner of our Annual Conference

Carterwood is a multi-award-winning property consultancy dedicated to social care.

It provides consultancy, valuation and agency services to financial institutions, investors, developers, and more than 70% of the top 20 care providers, as well as many smaller operators.

Dedicated property consultants
With one of the most innovative and comprehensive research databases of any consultancy firm, Carterwood offers an extensive range of market and planning reports. Its unique data includes staffing availability, specialist dementia and en-suite wetroom provision, plus much more.

Carterwood’s reports aim to: provide robust and reliable due diligence; assist operational and strategic decision making; demonstrate the need for specific developments; allow clients to quickly respond to opportunities and challenges; and optimise sales revenues.

Expert property agents
Carterwood’s agency division is renowned for successfully matching buyers and sellers in the social care sector through its extensive knowledge of who is looking to buy and where. With its comprehensive site research, national reach, market intelligence and breadth of targeted, qualified marketing campaigns, Carterwood aims to attract a high number of competitive bids within a very short time. It also strives to offer the very best investment opportunities.

Why choose Carterwood?
Carterwood’s integrated consultancy, valuation and agency teams allow it to provide operators and developers with a unique insight, using robust research, market intelligence and site-specific commentary to make better informed decisions.

Since Carterwood was established in 2008 by directors Amanda Nurse and Ben Hartley, it has enjoyed excellent client loyalty and satisfaction.




Rising Star in the media

 

Pozzoni Architecture Limited


Address: Woodville House, 2 Woodville Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2FH
Telephone: 0161 928 7848
Email:
Website: www.pozzoni.co.uk
Pozzoni Architecture Limited
Pozzoni is an Architects Practice with extensive knowledge and experience of designing for specialist care. We strive to understand the needs, aspirations and objectives of care providers, residents, families and staff to create an architecture that is personal to those who live or work there; a non-institutional ‘home’ environment which enhances and supports the best delivery of care. We currently have projects across the UK, we can act as a single point of contact for our clients and we have the capability and experience to take the full responsibility for our clients’ needs.

Pozzoni are principal sponsors of the NCF Managers Conferences since 2004

 

Technology & Telecoms


C4 Multimedia


Address: JMS Studios, Park Farm, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 3DL
Telephone: 01603 814099
Fax: 08701 381844
Email:
Website: http://www.c4multimedia.co.uk
C4 Multimedia
C4 Multimedia offer a full web development service including consultancy, design, development, search engine optimisation and maintenance.
 

Cura Systems


Address: 27 Edgware Court, High Street, Edgware, London HA8 7NP
Telephone: 020 3621 9111
Email:
Website: www.cura.systems
Cura Systems

Cura is a comprehensive care home system that delivers real benefits to everyone connected to the home. We offer intelligent and modern care planning, medication management, staff planning, notes and time and attendance monitoring software. By using Cura's suite of applications, your care team will have more time to care for your service users and will feel more confident and reassured in performing their care tasks. Together we can go further to safeguard your residents and care workers.

Cura uses images, videos and talk to type functionality to create an all-digital, care planning, monitoring and medication management solution. You will have real-time access to a full data trail to prove you are delivering outstanding care to the CQC, management, families and friends.

Cura is tailored for each resident as we believe it is vital that care delivery is about the person. We give you the tools to achieve person-centred care and monitor health trends and individual residents’ outcomes.

 

everyLIFE Technologies


Address: First Floor A1 Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX
Telephone: 0800 689 3068
Email:
Website: www.everylifetechnologies.com
everyLIFE Technologies
everyLIFE Technologies exists to improve quality of care and address the challenges of care management. The PASSsystem, created by everyLIFE is a digital care management platform that provides a single view of care records from enquiry, medication and task changes, to reviews, and automates the process of assessments.&nbsp;
 

IP Technology


Address:
Telephone: 01794 524003
Email:
Website: www.ip-technology.com
IP Technology
Established in 2002, IP Technology are dedicated to providing friendly and jargon free tailored IT solutions from 1 to 300 users. Sales, Service and Support all provided in a package to suit you. Call us for an informal chat about your IT requirements. IP Technology – Making Sense of I.T.
 

KareInn


Address: Vox Studios , 1-45 Durham Street , London, SE11 5JH
Telephone: 0800 9705185
Email:
Website: www.kareinn.com
KareInn
KareInn's Digital Care Suite provides a user-friendly app to record notes, perform clinical assessments, and create care plans. Its market leading Management Insights Dashboard gives interactive real-time reports and trends at multiple levels. The task management system gives staff prompts & alerts to support delivery of exceptional care.
 

Log my Care


Address:
Log my Care

Introducing Log my Care – the simplest and cheapest way for care homes to start electronic care planning.

 

Motitech UK Ltd


Address: 10 John Street , London, WC1N 2EB 
Telephone: 04741 311300
Email:
Website: www.motitech.co.uk
Motitech UK Ltd
Motitech is a Norwegian company behind Motiview, a motivational tool that stimulates older people and people with dementia to be more physically and cognitively active. Using an specially adapted indoor exercise bike, video and sound, the users can take cycle trips through familiar surroundings and childhood memories. Our growing video library facilitates bringing memories back to life and inspires through the combination of sensory impression and physical activity. 

Motiview is now established with more than 350 locations using it in the Nordics, UK and Canada. The benefits have been documented through several projects; Improved mobility; Fewer falls; Faster rehabilitation; Increased appetite; Reduced obesity; Reduction in aggressive behaviour and medication; Better sleep; Less pain; Improved well-being; Encouraging for carers and family

 

Person Centred Software


Address: Crossweys House, 28-30 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3EL
Telephone: 01483 604108
Email:
Website: http://www.personcentredsoftware.com
Person Centred Software

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The leading provider of innovative mobile solutions for evidencing care interactions, electronic care planning and reporting, called Mobile Care Monitoring.

We give tangible benefits to everyone involved in care, and the tools for care homes to share information with families via our Relatives Gateway. 

Mobile Care Monitoring enables over 530 care homes to evidence care as it happens with our easy-to-use app, creating more than 700,000 care notes per day. By reducing paperwork and giving carers more time to care, we help to improve care quality and the overall care cycle. Our system supports CQC inspections, helping providers to be recognised for innovative, transparent and person-centred care.

We are delighted to be NCF’s new Annual Partner, supporting the Rising Star Programme 2017 and giving all 10 Rising Stars the opportunity to attend the NCF Managers Conference 2017.  For more information on the conference programme and registration follow this link

 

Sekoia


Address: 2 Eastbourne Terrace, London, W2 6LG 
Telephone: 020 7751 4010
Email:
Website: www.sekoia-care.co.uk
Sekoia
Digital Care Planning with Sekoia frees up time for what is most important: enhancing the quality and securing great care outcomes. A paperless care delivery supports an efficient service and a more stress free working environment for your carers. 
  

 

Training and Staffing


ALtura Learning


Address: Office & TV Studio 12 Warren Yard, Warren Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK12 5NW 
Telephone: 01908 318990
Email:
Website: www.alturalearning.com
ALtura Learning

Join over 125,000 learners, 700 care providers and industry partners who are members of the global Altura Learning community. 

Altura learning shares best practice in care via high quality video based learning courses for those working in, or aspiring to work in, the UK health and social care sectors.

We are passionate about inspiring learners to improve their life and the quality of the lives of the people they support.

One of the many things we’ve learned over the past 20 years, is that the quality of the learning content you provide to your staff is absolutely key. It has a direct impact on the quality of the service they provide. 

Therefore, Altura learning never compromises on the quality of our course content, which has earned a Centre of Excellence endorsement from Skills for Care and accreditation via CPD.

For every piece of content we create we ask ourselves - Does it Engage, Inform and Inspire?

Content is customer-focused drawing on cutting edge research, industry experts and frontline carer and customer stories globally. And all this is delivered by Altura’s multi-award winning learning management system, Bridge. 

Find out more here

Discover their learning solutions in this video :

 

CuppaCare


Address: c/o MKM, 20 George Hudson Street , York, Yorkshire YO1 6WR 
Telephone: 07736 933113
Email:
Website: www.CuppaCare.com
CuppaCare

“There is nothing else out there doing what CuppaCare does. Nobody else is even thinking about things in the way Cuppa is at the moment,” CEO of homecare organisation and pilot user.


Digital

 

EduCare Learning Limited


Address: 33 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5J
Telephone: 01926 436 212
Email:
Website: www.educare.co.uk
EduCare Learning Limited
EduCare is a leading online training provider with a range of CPD certified CSTF and Care Certificate courses designed to help you meet your statutory and mandatory induction and refresher training requirements. The service includes a robust reporting facility, enabling you to track progress and provide evidence of course completion. 

 

Oomph! Wellness


Address: c/o Nuffield Health, Sheepcote Lane, London SW11 5BT
Telephone: 0203 601 6363
Email:
Website: www.oomph-wellness.org
Oomph! Wellness
Oomph! stands for Our Organisation Makes People Happy!
 

Secure Healthcare Solutions


Address: Grand Station, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV10 0BF
Telephone: 0121 2859449
Email:
Website: www.securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk
Secure Healthcare Solutions
Nurse Led Care at home provider registered with the Care Quality Commission. We also provide temporary and permanent staffing solutions across the healthcare sector. 

 

Skills for Care


Address: West Gate, 6 Grace Street, Leeds LS1 2RP
Telephone: 0113 245 1716
Fax: 0113 243 6417
Email:
Website: www.skillsforcare.org.uk
Skills for Care
Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce.

We support adult social care employers* to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect. 

We do this by helping them get the best from their most valuable resource - their people. Our practical support helps employers recruit, develop and lead their staff - and retain them.

We’re a trusted independent charity with over 18 years’ experience, working as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. We also work closely with related services such as health and housing.

Our local area teams provide information on our tools, offer tailored support and can put you in touch with local networks, initiatives and opportunities.

Find out more by taking a look at our website www.skillsforcare.org.uk


* ‘Employer’ in this context includes all sectors, sizes, service and business models who provide care and support to enable people to live independently in communities


 

Stephen James Consulting


Address: 2 King Street , Nottingham, NG1 2AS 
Telephone: 0115 824 0269
Email:
Website: http://www.stephenjamesconsulting.co.uk
Stephen James Consulting



As passionate about delivering excellence in Health and Social Care as you are
Stephen James Consulting is a specialist recruitment consultancy that’s dedicated to upholding the highest standards in Health and Social Care across the UK.

We work closely with clients and candidates to gain a true understanding of your exact needs so that we can deliver a bespoke service, whether you’re a provider with current recruitment assignments or a professional looking to secure your next permanent or contract position.

We passionately believe that everyone deserves the very best level of care, and we extend this to our clients and candidates too. Using our in-depth market knowledge and sector experience, we will guide you through every step of the recruitment process, providing advice and guidance when you need it the most.



 

Sticky People


Address: Antrobus House, 18 College Street, Petersfield, GU31 4AD
Telephone: 0845 604 8064
Email:
Sticky People
STICKY PEOPLE PROVIDE BEST PRACTICE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND RETENTION TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND CONSULTANCY TO CARE AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS IN THE UK.

WHO WE ARE
Our founder, Neil Eastwood is an experienced social care provider, entrepreneur and analyst, with a First Class Honours Degree and a Harvard Business School education. Neil has spent many years gathering best practice social care recruitment and retention tools and techniques from around the world. Neil and the rest of our team are all on a mission to help UK providers implement these tools and techniques in order to help address the social care workforce crisis in the UK.

As a leading authority on social care recruitment, Neil also regularly presents at conferences, provides training and consultancy services, blogs and is published in respected trade magazines such as Care Management Matters.

WHO WE WORK WITH
We have an exclusive licence agreement with the leading global assessment provider PeopleClues who have a UK office in Oxford and are headquartered in South Carolina, USA. We also collaborate with a range of like-minded organisations in the social care space who we think are at the top of their game.

WHERE WE ARE
The Sticky People team is based at our headquarters located in Petersfield within the South Downs National Park.

 

Compass Executives


Address: 2nd Floor, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, Middlesex W1J 6BD
Telephone: 02078876115
Email:
Website: https://www.compassexecs.co.uk/
Compass Executives
Compass Executives are an award-winning health and social care executive search firm specialising in Third Sector board-level appointments.

Compass Holding Group is the umbrella company under which these three brands operates:



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