Frequently asked questions about Community Care Live.
Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April 2018
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Community Care Live is an essential learning and engagement opportunity which is free to attend for registered social workers and local authority directors, commissioners and workforce leads. The two-day event has a wide-ranging conference programme and co-located exhibition where you’ll find key organisations in the sector including local authorities, service providers and charities. You can find out who you’ll see by checking our exhibitor list and floor plan.
Community Care Live is offered free of charge to all registered social work professionals, thanks to the involvement of our sponsors and exhibitors. Delegates must be registered social work professionals, local authority social care commissioners or directors or those who work closely with these services. For full details on whether you are eligible to attend for free please click here. Individuals who do not meet this criteria but would still like to attend are welcome to do so, and will be required to pay the conference fee on arrival at the event of £395 + VAT (payable by credit or debit card only).
If you have any queries, please email us or call on 020 3915 9444.
Registration for Community Care Live Manchester 2018 is available online, where you’ll be able to fill out a registration form to receive your entry badge. Alternatively, you can register on the day but registering in advance will save you queuing on arrival. Click here to register
You will receive an online event guide via email a few weeks before the event with details of what’s on over the two days. The website will be updated as new sessions and speakers are added to the programme. You will receive a free printed copy of the event guide when you arrive.
The dress code is casual.
You can bring your CV to discuss with any exhibitors who are recruiting at the event.
Print your confirmation email and bring it to the event where your badge will be printed. This will gain you access to both days.
All sessions are available on a first come, first served basis only. There can be a high demand for space in most of our sessions so we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of any session you particularly want to attend. Don’t forget that the programme is different on each day.
Free attendance is available for final year degree students and those in higher levels of education only. All other years of study will be required to pay the conference delegate fee.
We do not issue visa invitations.
The event will be taking place at the Manchester Central venue in The Gallery, accessible via the Charter Foyer entrance. You can find more information here.
We recommend travelling to the event by train. It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20-minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.
Find out more about various travel options to the venue, including by road, by clicking here.
Yes, there will be a cafeteria on the exhibition floor.
No, due to health and safety regulations, children cannot attend the event. Attendance at debates and workshops is restricted to over 18-year-olds. Please note we have no crèche or childminding facilities.
No, unfortunately we will not admit any under 18s, including babes in arms and pushchairs, for health and safety reasons.
No, but there is a cafeteria located on the exhibition floor.