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The new NCF strategy incorporates a strong focus on leadership

Thanks to the sponsorship of Carterwood 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.

This will be launched at the Annual Conference on the 17th and 18th April 2018 and we are offering ten free places* at the conference to Registered Managers** within NCF member organisations who you feel would benefit from the opportunity to engage with the conference programme, delegates and speakers. 

During the conference there will be dedicated session for the Rising Stars, and they will be introduced to a programme of support that will run through the year. 

The full details of how to nominate someone for this programme, and any 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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