Formally constituted in 2003, and built on more than 10 years experience as the Care Forum, the National Care Forum has been promoting quality care through the not-for-profit care sector for 25 years and has become a leading voice in the sector.

The NCF is governed by our Board of Directors, who are elected by the membership, and assisted by the NCF staff team, headed by our Executive Director, Vic Rayner.

We keep our members up to date with news and developments in the care sector and provide opportunities to meet and share ideas and best practise through our regular forum meetings, annual conferences and events, membership benchmarking surveys and reports and the now legendary weekly updates.

NCF is dedicated to representing members and voicing member concerns to the decision makers. We ensure member interests are represented at all levels and are in constant contact with government departments, politicians and the media to ensure your message gets across. Together we have a stronger voice! See representing your views for an indication of recent activity where we represent members at local, national and international levels.

The National Care Forum is a company limited by guarantee with no share capital and a not for profit ethos enshrined in our Articles of Association. NCF derives the majority of our income from membership fees and related services to members.


Vic Rayner

Executive Director

Liz Jones

Policy Director

April Ross

Membership and Communications Officer

Helen Glasspool

Events and Partnership Officer

Lyn Evans

Finance and HR Officer

Amanda Hanrahan

Office Administrator

Tommy Henderson-Reay

Digital Transformation Lead

Claire Sutton

Digital Transformation Lead

Maria Ball

NCF Chair of the NCF Board

Andy Cole

NCF Board Member

Christine Asbury

NCF Board Member

Dan Hayes

NCF Board Member

David Williams

NCF Board Member

Karen Knight

NCF Board Member

Martin D’Mello

NCF Board Member

Maxine Espley

NCF Board Member

Paul Newman

NCF Board Member

Richard Hawes

NCF Board Member

Steve Allen

NCF Board Member