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NCF Communities of Practice

We have reshaped the way we offer our package of NCF membership support through the evolution of our Communities of Practice – a clearer way of grouping together the various elements of our current support offer and an opportunity to explore areas where members would like more practice based support to address key aspects/ specialisms of your work.

We now have eight forum groups and six specialised networks available for NCF members to join. These groups are very effective means of communication, networking and policy development and as a member you can pose questions for real time responses to other members. Forum meetings, Networks and discussions are restricted to NCF members and invited guests only.

Mark Wilson
Mark WilsonFriends of The Elderly
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The varying NCF forums are not only great for sharing best practice and learning about new processes and practices within the care sector, but also for problem solving. There is always an NCF member willing to help as well as the NCF team.
Rachael Byrne
Rachael ByrneHome Group
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Discussion and co leadership across NCF and providers, safe place to talk about the difficulties' with so many colleagues who have the answers!
Robert Floyd
Robert FloydReal Life Options
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To know that we are in this together and that we are not the only ones with all of the slings and arrows thrown at social care. Other opinions and expert opinions are helpful.
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NCF Finance Communities of Practice Forum

This Communities of Practice Forum is tailored for Finance Directors and related professionals. It provides a welcoming space for networking, collaboration, and learning. Engage in insightful sessions led by industry experts, share best practices, and stay updated on the latest trends and innovations in finance for your organisation. Whether you’re looking to expand your professional network or gain valuable knowledge, those meetings offer a supportive environment to connect with peers and enhance your skills.

NCF Practice and Quality Communities of Practice Forum

The NCF Practice and Quality Communities of Practice Forum, is the ultimate networking and learning space for Operation Managers, Directors of Care, Registered Managers, and others among NCF Members. Engage in insightful sessions led by sector leaders, including representatives from DHSC and CQC, covering crucial topics such as CQC-related issues, quality of care, IPS and more. Stay ahead of the curve and connect with peers who share your commitment to excellence in social care.

NCF HR Communities of Practice Forum

NCF HR Communities of Practice Forum meetings connect HR managers, Directors of People, Recruitment managers, and all those involved in workforce management to come together for networking and gain valuable insights from sector leaders and NCF partners.

Our sessions cover crucial topics such as international recruitment, rewards and recognition, HR software, agency usage, and much more. Each meeting provides a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field and share best practices with peers.

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NCF Marketing and Comms Communities of Practice Forum

NCF Marketing and Comms Communities of Practice Forum is a networking hub for Marketing Managers, Directors, SMM Managers, Heads of Sales, and related roles. Gain valuable insights from sector leaders and NCF partners on social media, marketing strategies, trends, agency usage, analytics, and more. Stay ahead in the dynamic world of marketing and communications.

NCF Governance Communities of Practice Forum

NCF Governance Communities of Practice Forum meetings, are designed specifically for Trustees and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs). These sessions provide a unique opportunity for Trustees and NEDs to come together, share experiences, and discuss best practices in governance. Through interactive discussions and expert-led sessions, participants will gain valuable insights and tools to enhance their roles. Whether you are a Trustee or NED or new to your role, these forums offer a supportive and collaborative environment to learn and grow. 

NCF Learning Disability Communities of Practice Forum

NCF Learning Disability Communities of Practice Forum meetings, tailored for professionals in social care roles within various organisations. These sessions provide a welcoming environment for networking and offer insightful sessions led by sector leaders and NCF partners. Dive into crucial topics such as the Equality and Human Rights Approach, OMMT, and building the right support. 

NCF Housing with Care Communities of Practice Forum

NCF Housing with Care Communities of Practice Forum! Our meetings provide a welcoming space for housing providers to network and engage in informative sessions led by sector leaders and NCF partners. Join us for discussions on crucial topics such as Housing with Care models, Fire Safety regulations, Supporting Housing Act, and more.

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NCF Digital Transformation Communities of Practice Forum

NCF Digital Transformation Communities of Practice Forum meetings are the ultimate networking and learning hub for digital transformation-related roles in the social care sector. Engage in insightful sessions led by sector leaders and NCF partners, where crucial topics such as the usage of AI in care, providers’ data sets, innovations, digital switchover, and more are discussed in depth. Hear from leading companies and organisations like CQC, PainCheck, DHSC, and others, and stay ahead in the rapidly evolving digital landscape of healthcare.

NCF Dementia Communities of Practice Network

NCF Dementia Communities of Practice Network meetings are essential gatherings for professionals in dementia care roles. These meetings offer a welcoming environment for networking and feature insightful sessions led by sector leaders and NCF partners. Participants delve into crucial topics such as dementia strategy, dementia-friendly design, the practical application of the Mental Capacity Act, person-centred software, and more. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from leading companies and organisations like CQC, Dementia Carers Count, St Thomas Training, and others, making these meetings invaluable for staying informed and connected in the field of dementia care.

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NCF Environmental Sustainability Communities of Practice Network

NCF Environmental Sustainability Communities of Practice Network meetings featuring presentations from leading companies and organisations, including CQC, Energy Saving Trust, and more. This network provides a platform for members interested in reducing their environmental impact to collaborate and learn from experts in the field. Don’t miss our regular briefings designed to help you stay informed and inspired to make a difference.

NCF CEOs and Senior Leaders Communities of Practice Network

CEO & Senior Leaders Network provide an opportunity to bring together senior leaders across the NCF membership, supporting more networking, both virtual and in person, and to promote the culture of innovation, knowledge sharing and leadership excellence that we see across the NCF membership.

NCF Faith & Spirituality Communities of Practice Network

NCF Faith and Spirituality Communities of Practice Network meetings provide a dedicated space for NCF members with a faith dimension in their organisation, heritage, and approach. These meetings offer a safe and supportive environment to deeply consider the role of spirituality in practice. This network is designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences and ideas, explore common issues, and collaboratively discover solutions. 

NCF LATCO Communities of Practice Network

NCF LATCO Communities of Practice Network aims to provide a platform for sharing challenges, solutions, best practices, and the latest ideas in LATCO operations. Together, we’ll build a trusted community of LATCO peers.

In addition, our network will work strategically to promote the LATCO model. We’ll explain what LATCOs are, how they function, highlight their benefits, and showcase the various approaches. This effort aims to familiarise policymakers, politicians, and think tanks with the LATCO model, presenting it as a viable and innovative option in the care and support provider landscape.

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NCF Policy and Public Affairs Communities of Practice Network

NCF Policy and Public Affairs Communities of Practice Network meetings serve as a vital platform for members to actively engage in policy and public affairs discussions. These meetings facilitate seamless information sharing and vibrant discussions, empowering more members to contribute to shaping NCF messaging and campaigning efforts, especially in anticipation of a General Election. The network aims to offer insightful sessions that support members in influencing political parties and elevating the profile of not-for-profit care.