“I would recommend membership of the NCF to any not for profit provider organisation – the networking opportunities and support offered to executives, managers, trustees and staff of organisations, no matter the size, is quite literally second to none”

– NCF member, Coverage Care Services

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National Care Forum (NCF) is the leading voice for not-for-profit care & support providers and our voice is getting louder!

Not-for-profit and voluntary sector care providers face different issues from private and statutory sector agencies. We are the national association that represents only not-for-profit and voluntary sector care organisations.

NCF supports our 130 members to improve social care provision and enhance the quality of life, choice, control and well-being of people who use care services.

To find out more about becoming an NCF member, contact Helen Glasspool

Why should you join?


Unite and campaign: The NCF represents members’ views at national level

  • NCF is working closely with CPA and other members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care (APPG) to influence parliament


Keep up to date: We manage the plethora of information for you

  • Daily Briefings
  • NCF Members Weekly Newsletter


Keeping you connected:

  • Weekly Zoom calls for your Senior Directors
  • Regular Zoom calls for your Trustees and Non-Executives
  • Real time Q&As across the membership
  • Access to leading industry experts & a wide range of membership benefits


Promoting the image of the social care sector

  • NCF is ensuring the amazing work happening in the sector is being recognised at national & local government and highlighting the need for support for social care in the media
  • Have a look at our Media Activity during the crisis


Make sure you are aware of all the latest guidance, thinking and intelligence in response to the fast changing situation with COVID-19

  • Whilst we don’t know how long this uncertainty will go on for, we can assure you that being a member of the National Care Forum will provide you with clear and concise guidance and support.
  • We are really keen to support as many not for profit providers as we can during this difficult time to provide essential guidance and support.


Plus many more benefits:

  • Forum groups we manage six forums consisting of HR, Marketing, Practice and Quality, Digital Technology, Finance and Governance. Groups meet twice per year and provide peer support through real time questions and answers.
  • Surveys – we create and administer two FREE confidential surveys focusing on benchmarking reports and rewards in the workplace
  • Conferences – we organise two major conference per year – our Annual Conference in the Spring and our Managers Conference in the Autumn – NCF members have access to exclusive delegate fees
  • NCF Consult – a service connecting you to expert support in fields such as coaching and mentoring, preparing for CQC inspections, supporting organisation transformation
  • NCF Rising Stars Programme –  a unique programme to develop leadership skills through mentoring, training and activities for Registered Managers
  • Publications – access to specialist information including: current legislation, regulation, quality issues, workforce issues, recruitment and retention, pensions, VAT, funding, supplier services, service developments and best practice
  • Free subscription to Care Management Matters magazine
  • Free promotion of your organisation and services – your dedicated member page on our website
  • Free news promotion – your press releases and news stories promoted here for free!
  • Partnerships – access to expert advice through our partnerships with leading industry companies


To find out more about becoming an NCF member, contact Helen Glasspool

How much does it cost?

  • 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 = £600, £4m = £800 etc.
  • Before completing the application form if you would like to send me your exact turnover from registered care and support services we can give you an exact figure.
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Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our members say about the benefits of NCF membership

“The skill of the NCF is being highly relevant to small, medium and large voluntary organisations” – St Monica Trust

“The NCF provide insightful constructive positive support to (and about) the not for profit care sector in a way that simply no other care provider can” – Coverage Care Services

“On a day to day basis, I find that the weekly policy briefing on its own is worth the cost of membership” –  Avante Care & Support

“Brilliant weekly update; so much to take in. Lots of great articles… as ever!” – Brunelcare