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The Care Innovation Challenge returns for 2024

The Care Innovation Challenge, a hackathon-style creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling, returns in July 2024 following the final of this year’s challenge at the Care Show in October where the winning team. Tresacare scooped the £1,000 prize money.  

Applications for a place at the weekend next July are now open, and creative thinkers, anyone who has a passion for making ideas a reality and people who want to make a positive difference to people’s lives are invited to apply at

The Challenge, hosted by the Care Innovation Hub (CIH), is run by the National Care Forum (NCF) and is supported by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) through their National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG) to ensure people with lived experience help to create solutions to key challenges faced by the care sector.   NCF is dedicated to developing innovation in the social care and support sector and this is a natural home to drive the CIH into the future.

Professor Vic Rayner OBE, Chief Executive of the National Care Forum, said, “Each year of the Care Innovation Challenge our mentors and judges hope the new cohort of entrants will follow in the footsteps of previous innovators and bring some great, fresh new ideas to help tackle some of the biggest challenges we face as a sector. We were certainly not disappointed by the entries we received, and the projects put through to the final at the Care Show represented the best of the best from a very strong field indeed! On behalf of the whole Care Innovation Challenge and NCF team I warmly congratulate our winners, Tresacare, whose training, wellbeing programmes and HR consultancy offering addresses some of the key issues around workforce. We’re welcoming entries to the 2024 Care Innovation Challenge and encourage any budding innovators, who think they have a great idea that could turn into a solution to a key challenge within social care, to enter and hopefully be selected to come and join the Challenge Weekend next July.”

Elizabeth Beh, of Team Tresacare, this year’s winners said “I’m immensely grateful to Sean, my team mate and all the support we have had from NCF and also all the mentors and judges. I’d also like to thank all the wonderful people that we have met at the Care Show.”

Elizabeth and her team mate, Sean Davey gave a full interview to CMM on the day which you read here

Apply at if you have a passion for making ideas a reality and want to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

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