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Advanced Payment Solutions

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: • Control employee expenses • Manage cards online • Full fraud and purchase protection • Simple expense reconciliation

Aged Care Channel

Everyone at ACC is passionate about supporting the outstanding care of older people. We use the power of story telling to engage, inform and inspire continuous learning and development in care home and home care organisations.

ACC is recognised as a Centre of Excellence Learning and Development provider by Skills for Care and is a 2016/2017 Accolades Finalist.

As you know, the care of older people and the workforce, which provides that care has evolved. ACCs contemporary learning and development practices support you to meet organisational and workforce goals. The ACC Learning Pathway will help your team build on skills and knowledge to reach an individual and organisational goal. We recognise that adult learners are continuously building on a foundation of knowledge, skills and experience.

The ACC Learning Pathway provides building blocks that individuals or organisations select to build on that strong foundation. Learners should not feel constrained by their designation or title but rather be inspired to continue learning.

ACC provides courses and support resources. Let’s talk about your Learning and Development goals and please ask us about the ACC Learning Pathway and the 2017 Course Guide.

Agenda Consulting

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 more than 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
  • Benchmarking studies on HR and volunteer management metrics
  • Reward consulting We work closely with our clients and those supporting them to help them achieve their mission through deeper insight into their people. 
  •  We conduct research into the social care sector, which we share through our free webinars and blogs. 

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Anthony Collins Solicitors

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:


Apetito - Read home-from-home dining for your residents

Food isn’t just about nutrition, it connects people. As the leading meal provider for care homes, feeding over 15,000 residents every day, we know the importance of mealtimes.  That’s why we create meals with the balanced-nutrition, choice and quality your residents deserve. From a Sunday roast to fish on Friday, we only use the best ingredients, sustainably sourced from trusted suppliers, and prepared by talented chefs and qualified dietitians.

With over 200 delicious meals and desserts to choose from, there’s something for everyone, for all sorts of tastes, dietary needs or cultural requirements, including religious preferences. Such an appealing choice of food means you’ll be rewarded with clean plates all round.

Come and visit our stand to find out more and learn how we are more than just a food supplier but a partner who could help improve your care home’s whole dining experience.

Boots Pharmacy Care Services

We’re proud to have over 160 years’ experience of caring for our customers, and we’ve been providing a dedicated, local pharmacy service to care home residents for over 25 years. As a market leading care home medicine provider, Boots want to make it easy for you to give an effective, safe and efficient service and provide you with the tools and support required to help in the delivery of person centred care. Boots also offer Pharmacist Advice Visits, including antipsychotic medication audits, Boots Care Learning to support resident care and medication management and an eMAR solution to suit your needs.

C4 Multimedia

C4 Multimedia offer a full web development service including consultancy, design, development, search engine optimisation and maintenance. We pride ourselves in our ability to go above and beyond your expectations, giving you a solution that surpasses your vision, and delivers a product that enhances your business and provides return on investment.

Capita CARE

Capita CARE has delivered specialist insurance for the care & charity sector for over 25 years, providing insurance for UK care homes and charities. CARE can provide a multitude of insurance solutions that are tailor made to your organisation.

CARE works with a panel of insurers such as Covea, Ageas, Zurich, Markel, Ecclesiastical and Aviva. Its strong relationships with these insurers’ means that it can offer leading insurance cover that suits your budget. CARE’s panel of insurers continues to grow year-on-year, giving them access to wider insurance cover and tailoring your insurance needs into a bespoke policy, just for you.

CARE’s dedicated team of insurance broking professionals strive to deliver outstanding service to all of its clients, working with them to understand their insurance needs and act as an advice hub for risk management, compliance and industry sector updates.

Since 2004 CARE has been and continues to the principal sponsor of the NCF Annual Conference.

Care Choices Ltd

Care Choices has been publishing in social care for over 20 years. We have evolved from humble beginnings, developing care services directories for local authorities, into a multimedia publisher and event producer. We reach senior executives, care seekers and their close relatives, families of children with additional needs and practitioners. We interact with all facets of the sector from the regulator and government through to providers and the general public.

Our insightful, knowledgeable and creative portfolio will help you reach your audience.

Care Choices Regional Directories include information on all aspects of care and support. Produced in conjunction with local authorities and independently. Care Choices Website and Helpline support people in their search for care and information.

Care Select guides relatives through the emotional and practical aspects of choosing and funding care.

My Family, Our Needs is the site for families, carers and practitioners supporting children and young people with additional needs. The Transition Event – national and regional conferences and exhibitions exploring positive outcomes in transition.

Care Management Matters


The ‘thinking-person’s magazine’

CMM is the complete management journal for executives and senior managers. CMM’s bespoke editorial covers all aspects of owning and operating a successful, quality care business. Content includes comment, opinion, analysis, market research, policy and more, meeting providers’ business needs.

CMM has built its reputation on standing out from the crowd. Editorial is commissioned to brief, from leading sector experts; readers have the opportunity to pose questions to senior policy-makers, understand the market and how to tackle any pressures they may face. Content includes high-level interviews, Business Clinic with expert analysis, opinion and more, to offer a clear understanding of the sector.

Producer of ‘CMM Insight ': national and regional conferences tackling current and future developments in care and support services.

Organiser of ‘3rd Sector Care Awards ': celebrating and showcasing the innovation and excellence of the not-for-profit care and support sector.

Care providers can subscribe for ‘FREE ' to access a wealth of benefits, including discounts on CMM Insight events, daily news alerts and additional content.

Care Management Matters is proud to be a principal sponsor of the NCF Managers Conference.

FREE subscription to Care Management Matters

Care Management Matters for NCF members:

All NCF members are entitled to subscribe to the online magazine. Visit the subscriptions page ( You will benefit from a host of online benefits in addition to the hard copy of CMM:
  • Access to extended features and additional content
  • News and email alerts
  • Weekly news roundup
  • Ability to comment on features and create a debate around important subjects
  • Discounts to CMM Insight events and online booking
  • Access to CMM Insight content post-event
  • Access to all archived editorial

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