Frequently asked questions about Community Care Live.

How do I access the slides from the presentation?

Within two weeks after the event we will be sending out an email to everyone that attended, with a link to a short feedback form where you can give us your thoughts on the event, followed by a link to all of the presentations that we have been given permission to share. Please note, if a presentation is not listed it is because the speaker has asked us not to share it.

When is the event?

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April 2018

Opening Times

Tuesday 24 April:
Registration opens at 8.30am
Seminar programme starts at 9am
Event closes at 5.30pm

Wednesday 25 April:
Registration opens at 8.30am
Seminar programme starts at 9am
Event closes at 4.30pm

Where is the event?

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street
M2 3GX

What is the event about?

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 seminar 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.

Who should attend?

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 event delegate 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.

How can I register to attend?

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

Is an event guide available?

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.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is casual.

Should I bring my CV?

You can bring your CV to discuss with any exhibitors who are recruiting at the event.

Where do I pick up my badge?

Once online registration is completed you will receive an email confirmation. Within this email is a link to your badge. Please print this badge and bring along to the event with you. On arrival you will be given a plastic wallet to hold your badge. Pre-printing your badge gives you quick and easy access to the event, and saves you queuing when you arrive. Your badge gives you access to both days.

Can I pre-book to attend sessions from the conference programme?

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.

Is there a charge for registering pre-event?

For those that don’t qualify to attend the event for free, there is a conference fee of £395 + VAT. You can find out more about whether you are eligible to enter the event for free here.
If you have any queries, please email us or call on 020 915 9444.

I am a student; can I visit the event?

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.

Can I have a visa invitation?

We do not issue visa invitations.

Where is Community Care Live Manchester 2018 taking place?

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.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I’m at the exhibition?

Yes, there will be a cafeteria on the exhibition floor.

Can my children visit the event with me?

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.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

No, unfortunately we will not admit any under 18s, including babes in arms and pushchairs, for health and safety reasons.

Are there any crèche facilities?


Is there a cloakroom at the event?


Will lunch be provided?

No, but there is a cafeteria located on the exhibition floor.

Current Sponsors & Exhibitors