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NCF counts down to Christmas by shining a spotlight on inspiring care

As Christmas draws closer and we begin to turn our attention to the festivities, an important part of the legacy of 2021 will be the role care providers have played in caring for the people who need them most in our communities.

The National Care Forum (NCF), the leading membership association for not-for-profit organisations in the care and support sector, have brought together a collection of members’ stories in the form of an online Advent Calendar. Viewers are invited to open a different door each day to see short video stories that show the incredible response from NCF members during 2021. The Advent Calendar shines a spotlight on how care workers and the communities they serve, have continued to deliver high quality care and support despite many of the challenges of living in a Covid-world.

Vic Rayner OBE, Chief Executive of the National Care Forum said:

Through the collection of these Advent Calendar stories, the reader peaks behind the closed doors and experiences of what it is really like for care staff, residents in care homes, and people needing support in their own homes. These stories demonstrate how people’s lives are enriched by the role of those working in the care sector through their creativity, dedication and passion, and through their many skills and talents.”

The NCF Advent Calendar will open on Wednesday 1st December and end on Christmas Day, with different stories featured each day.


Note to Editors:

  • The National Care Forum brings together 159 of the UK’s leading social care organisations, representing large numbers of care providers, offering thousands of services across the country, which are not for profit and always at the heart of community provision. Collectively, these organisations deliver more than £2 billion of social care support to more than 202,000 people in 8,200 settings. The NCF membership body collectively employs more than 115,000 colleagues.
  • More information is available on the National Care Forum at @NCFCareForum @vicrayner @NCF_Liz
  • For enquiries, please contact Edna Petzen (
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