An important part of the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the role played by NCF members.

To help record and highlight the incredible response of them, we are bringing together these Caring Heroes stories in the form of an ebook.

This is a great opportunity for ALL NCF members, from all care settings, to tell their stories about caring in COVID-19.

As well as an important part of social history, the book will also be a unique and important resource for all NCF members to help with your promotions and enquiries.

Let’s show the world how great care looks!

About the project

The ‘Caring in Covid’ ebook will consist of five categories:

  • Stories from the frontline
  • Community and Volunteer voices
  • Keeping it fun
  • Keeping the connection
  • The many faces of leadership

Each category section be a book in its own right, and can be shared, and each story can be shared individually.

There will be 5 highly commended stories, one selected from each category.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Check out the submission details tab at the top to find out more details and how to send in your story!

This ebook is being created with the generous support of our Annual Partners Marr Procurement, Person Centred Software and Quality Compliance Solutions.

NCF members are invited to submit stories in one or more of the following categories:

  • Stories from the frontline
  • Community and Volunteer voices
  • Keeping it fun
  • Keeping the connection
  • The many faces of leadership

Stories from the #HeretoCare campaign can be submitted.

Members can enter one story per category.

Members are guaranteed at least one story inclusion in the book, but depending on number of submissions, NCF reserve the right to not publish all 5 submitted stories.

For submitted stories not published in the book, these will be published on the NCF website under members news.

All entries will receive a certificate of entry, and a special commendation will be awarded for a story in each category.

Special commendation member stories will receive a beautiful hamper.

Entry requirements

  • A signed consent form, stating all who are featured and referenced in the stories and photos in identifiable ways (eg staff, residents, volunteers and any other associated individuals) have given consent for involvement in the story to be publicly shared. Download the consent form here
  • The care provider has copyright over their submitted story.
  • NCF has copyright and ownership of the final collation of stories. This includes the entire book and 5 section books.
  • Submission to indicate which category the story is for
  • Between 300 – 500 words
  • an image with minimum 1MG resolution
  • organisation logo
  • organisation website address
  • organisation contact details
  • Description/size of provider and service (eg family run care home, day centre, other adult services)

Not published but also required submission information

  • Contact of the person submitting the story
  • Number of care provider employees
  • Number of people they provide care for
  • Typical clients (eg people living with dementia, young people with learning difficulties)

Entries can either be submitted electronically using the blue submission button below, or forwarded directly to project lead, Annie Waddington-Feather, [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Submit your story here