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How to join NCF

To join the NCF, please read the 'Are you eligible to join' section below and then click the button 'Join NCF: request form' and we will contact you with more information:

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Are you eligible to join?  

Membership of NCF is open to not-for-profit organisations providing quality care and support services to adults in the UK:

Did you know? - how NCF supports its members

Are you a:

  • Charity 
    Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, or the Scottish Charity Regulator

  • Social Enterprise
    e.g. partnerships, community interest companies and industrial and provident societies - businesses with primarily social objectives

  • Community Groups and Voluntary Organisation
    e.g. housing associations and charitable trusts

  • Local Authority Trading Company (LATCO)
    e.g. wholly opened Local Authority Trading Company 

"At a time of significant change and challenge in our sector, if there ever was a time to become a member of the National Care Forum, it is now. We need to have our voices heard at the highest level and the NCF has a track record of listening to members and getting our message across to the decision makers."

NCF member: Avante Care & Support

Membership fees

Membership fees are calculated on based on a percentage of turnover of CQC regulated care services, subject to a minimum price. What is a regulated service?

Affiliate membership

Some organisations offering services associated with care and support, but without registered services, (e.g. outreach and community support services) can become affiliate members of the NCF.

Affiliate members have full access to member updates, resources and support and may benefit from the member rates for conferences and events and discounts for professional services, please contact us for details.

Please note affiliate members are not eligible to vote at NCF member meetings and may join our discussion forums only by invitation. The cost of affiliate membership is currently £500 per year.

The cost of affiliate membership is currently £500 per year.

“if there ever was a time to become a member of the National Care Forum, it is now… I find that the weekly policy briefing on its own is worth the cost of membership”

- NCF member, Avante Care & Support

Partnership opportunities: If you are interested in developing a longer term relationship with NCF and NCF members download our Partnership Programme and contact Helen about the opportunities available. 

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