3 June 2020

Guoman Tower Hotel, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LD

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Bruce Adams, Head of Customer Success and Sales – Europe, Altura Learning

“I genuinely think that this was the best annual conference I have attended, not purely due to location, organisation, speakers etc, but just the whole feel, I get a very strong sense that the industry is fully opening its mind to innovation and experimentation, which in turn makes people interested in what suppliers such as ourselves are doing, and affords us the opportunity to help drive the sector forward.”

… setting the stage for the Future of Social Care and Support

On 5 June 2019 NCF brought together the NCF membership, sector leaders, sector suppliers and supporters from across the country. At our annual conference, Shaping the Future of Great Care, it was clear that there was a huge appetite and growing evidence base for changing the way in which services are developed and delivered to ensure they are ready for the communities and commissioners of the future. Speakers focussing on Asset Based Community Development, panels on the needs of BME, LGBT populations, workshops addressing social prescribing and much much more filled a day where delegates shared, inspired, learned and networked with each other.

In addition to the broader programme, we were delighted to celebrate the beginning of our third NCF Rising Stars programme. This programme has grown from strength to strength and it was a real privilege to meet the new cohort of NCF Rising Stars for the first time at the annual conference.

Our thanks go out to all our partners who engage with this programme throughout the year, but particular thanks to Carterwood for supporting the NCF Rising Stars attendance at the conference and to apetito for providing the pop up restaurant at the conference to bring together the Rising Stars and their mentors for the first time.

We were also pleased to bring together our new Governance Forum, and we will be in contact with Trustees and Non Exec Directors in the near future to expand on ideas and agendas shared by delegates at the conference.

“I wanted to congratulate you on a great conference – I attend a number of events in different sectors and your conference was really refreshing, collaborative and inspiring”

Isla Wilson, Chair, Borough Care


“Everyone I spoke to was so positive about the whole conference – it was spot on and captured perfectly the challenges but also the positivity and innovation across the sector.”

Maxine Espley, Executive Director of Health, Social Care and Support, Accord Housing Association


Care is a Freely Given Gift of the Heart – Cormac Russell, Managing Director, Nurture Development

Integration of Care and Housing – James Bullion, Vice President, ADASS & Ed Moses, Deputy Director, Department of Health and Social Care

Workforce for the Future – Andy Tilden, Interim CEO, Skills for Care

Commissioning of the Future – James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care, NHS England & Clenton Farquharson MBE, Chair, TLAP Programme Board

Quality care for all people – Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector, Care Quality Commission

Great Care – in our grasp? – Vic Rayner, Executive Director, NCF


Be prepared! Delivering Integrated Housing, Health and Care Services – what is’s really like?
Maxine Espley, Executive Director of Health, Social Care and Support, Nicole Beeching, Assistant Director – Business Development Accord Housing Association & Lindsey Courtney, Clinical Lead – Intermediate Care, Home Group

State of Recruitment in Social Care – Cohesion– Amanda Marques, Director & Dave Beesley, Talent Director Cohesion Recruitment, Bruce Adams, Head of Sales Europe, Altura Learning

Governance Priorities for Trustees – John Wearing, Partner, & Tim Coolican, Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Turning Older People and People with Dementia into Dedicated Athletes – Stian Lavik, Director of International Markets, Solfrid Sagstad, Executive Market Manager, Motitech UK


Investment Trends & Partnership Investing – Freddie Richards, Investment Director & Ben Penaliggon, Director, Octopus Healthcare

Wellbeing Teams – Helen Sanderson, Founder, Wellbeing Teams

Are your Temporary Agency Staffing Costs Spiralling and Squeezing your Margins? – Christoph Marr, Managing Director, Marr Procurement & Neil Eastwood, Founder & CEO, Care Friends

Social Prescribing – just what the doctor ordered – Gill Duncan, Independent Consultant, Clive Cook, Chief Executive, St John’s Winchester Charity, & Samantha Roussos, Locality Development Manager, NHS West Hampshire CCG