Strengthening the Ring of Steel: Reflections on The Care Home Support Package

The National Care Forum is the leading voice for not-for-profit care providers. Our Policy Director, Liz Jones, shares…


#ringofsteel around care homes

On Saturday 18 April, the NCF published ground-breaking data from the independent benchmarking exercise of our members…


Ode to the Unseen Care Worker

Low skilled they called you on before this was begun – as you cared and supported the most vulnerable members of our…


Budget 2020 Roundup

On Wed 11 March,  the Chancellor announced a budget with 2 distinct budgets within it;  one was an emergency £12bn plan…


Human Rights training for residential care home staff

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is excited to be on our second year of working together with NCF member…


Patient Hotels – the story continues…

Day 2 of the tour took us first of all to Lund in Sweden. Here we visited a Patient Hotel that had been running for…


Patient Hotels – and much more – the story so far…

Greetings from Copenhagen! I am spending a couple of days in Denmark and Sweden…


Putting innovation at the heart of services

Is key to driving customer wellbeing Everyone involved in governance is concerned with…


One buried hope at a time…

29/1/2020 Today, I found myself identifying with the childhood figure, Anne of Green Gables, and her potent metaphor…


Human Rights in the care and support sector

NCF guest blog by Eilidh Turnbull, Research and Communications Officer, BIHR “Human…


What gets measured, gets managed

This famous quote from Peter Drucker could have been made for the current climate in…


2020: WHO knew…?

2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as both the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and…


Happy New Year: 2020 – The Decade for Clear Vision and Action on Social Care

Happy New Year and welcome to a new decade! Before delving into the policies and politics surrounding social care, we…


2020 – The Decade for Clear Vision and Action on Social Care

Despite the season, it was clear that social care was not expecting a festive miracle…


A Christmas Carol – A Tale of our times…

The joy of having teenagers means there is a chance to revisit the classics, as they work their way through the GCSE…