New playlist guides launched

Playlists offer a way of musically capturing all the songs or pieces of music that make up the soundtrack to your life. Your playlist is unique to you and can help express your identity and history through music. When making a playlist for someone…


Report finds modern slavery risk in adult social care

The Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, which undertakes research on modern slavery, recently undertaken research on the risk of modern slavery in adult social care. The research carried by Dr Caroline Emberson and Dr Alex Trautrims, is…


Book your tickets for the Markel 3rd Sector care Awards

Just 2 weeks until the #3rdSectorCareAwards ceremony. Will you be joining us?! Now in our sixth year, the event is going from strength to strength. This year’s ceremony will take place at the beautiful London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on…


NCF's Claire Sutton triumphs on the Australian stage!

Claire Sutton                                                           Digital Transformation Lead National Care Forum This week I was fortunate enough to spend some time on the other side of the world, in Sydney at the Healthcare Information and…


Person Centred Software helps families keep in touch with loved ones in care over the festive period

In the run up to Christmas, Person Centred Software is helping families keep in touch with their loved ones to combat loneliness in care homes through its online Relatives Gateway portal. The Relatives Gateway is a secure online portal, part of the…


The Care Badge Inaugural Financial Awards

The CARE badge Community Interest Company (CIC) has announced the inaugural recipients of CARE badge financial awards. They have awarded £10,000 between four care-related causes, nominated by carers across the UK, to support their ongoing social…


Social Care Reward 2019-20 Pay, Terms and Conditions Report

“Social care organisations need as much data and intelligence as they can get to help them understand how their overall pay and reward offer compares to the rest of the sector. This year’s Social Care Reward report provides a comprehensive…


Update from the CQC Trade Association meeting on 11 November 2019

NCF Policy Director, Liz Jones, and our new Policy, Research & Projects Officer, Nathan Jones, attended the monthly CQC Trade Association meeting on 11 November 2019. Updates from the CQC A reminder about new supporting information for…


Participation Form for Care Providers: Personal experiences

A request from Department of Health and Social Care The social care sector is facing a recruitment crisis. Across England, there are currently 122,000 vacant positions on any given day and the sector will need to recruit to a further 580,000 job…


Sharing memories competition successfully raises awareness of the importance of reminiscence therapy

This summer, care homes across the UK were invited to take part in the #GladtoCare competition about residents’ favourite memories to raise awareness of the importance of reminiscence therapy for people living with dementia. The competition was run…