Not-for-profit quality care for over 25 years
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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.

These include:

  • Charities
    Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, or the Scottish Charity Regulator
  • Social Enterprises
    e.g. partnerships, community interest companies and industrial and provident societies – businesses with primarily social objectives
  • Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations
    e.g. housing associations and charitable trusts
  • Local Authority Trading Company (LATCO)
    e.g. wholly opened Local Authority Trading Company
We also offer Associate Membership to not-for-profit organisations that are part of the care and support sector but without any registered services.
Contact Valeriia Zemtsova, Membership Engagement Officer to find out if you’re eligible

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.

Membership fees

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

  • The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March, with applications received part way through the year calculated on a pro-rata basis
  • For organisations with a turnover under £2.5m, our annual fee will be the minimum of £500, and to give you an estimate £3m = £630, £4m = £840 etc.
  • Before completing the application form if you would like to send your exact turnover from registered care and support services we can give you an exact figure

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To find out more about becoming an NCF member, contact Valeriia Zemtsova, Membership Engagement Officer

Associate membership

Not-for-profit organisations that are part of the care and support sector but without any registered services, such as outreach and community support services, care associations, professional standard bodies, are eligible to become associate members of the NCF.

Associate members have 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 Valeriia Zemtsova, Membership Engagement Officer for details.

Please note associate members may join our forum groups by invitation only.

Partnership opportunities for commercial companies

If you are interested in developing a longer term relationship with NCF and NCF members contact Helen Glasspool, Events and Partnership Lead about the opportunities available.