Current Sponsors & Exhibitors

Take a look at our current sponsors and exhibitors for Community Care Live 2018

Supported Learning Sponsor

We’re pioneering some changes to social care practice in Hampshire; radically changing the way we work and creating the right conditions to ensure social workers can work flexibly and are given the capacity to provide the level of support and attention that is required for them to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re investing £6.5 million in children’s social workers to help drive this change and enable Hampshire social workers to be more agile in their role, leaving them more fulfilled professionally and able to enjoy a good balance between work and home life.

We provide a safe and supportive working environment with positive team support and options to develop experience in a variety of casework. Plus all the practical support you need; including professional development and administrative support.

With opportunities available in both children’s and adult social care, now is the time to join Hampshire County Council, a leading authority at the forefront of radical innovation and improvement.

We would love to tell you more about our career and development opportunities – come and meet our team on stand 24.

Stand: 24

Event Host

Looking after vulnerable children and adults is our top priority at Somerset County Council. We believe in ambition, and empowered innovation. Combine this with strong leadership and together we can provide continuous service improvements. Recent reviews of our services, and their outcomes, show that our hard work and investment is achieving this goal.

We are excited to be hosting both Community Care Live events in 2018 and want to meet passionate social workers to continue this journey, so bring your CV and say hello!

Stand: 9 & 10


The Kisimul Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent residential special schools (in Lincolnshire, Shropshire and Surrey) offering a homely and safe environment for children and adults who have severe learning difficulties, autism, challenging behaviour, high functioning autism, associated co-morbid presentations, vulnerabilities and global developmental delay.

Stand: 19

NICE is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. Come along to the NICE stand to learn about what we are producing in the area of social care and what we can do to help support your work.

Stand: 4

The Richardson Partnership for Care provides residential and respite care for adults with severe learning disabilities and a person-centred approach to rehabilitation for those with an acquired brain injury, with the help of our specialist MDT. Our unique, homely environment encourages social integration, individual choice and respect for service users.

Stand: 3

RT Social Care is a specialist recruitment company committed to the social care arena. We recruit for social work staff for local authorities and provide consultative solutions to service issues in both adults’ and children’s arenas. Whether you are recruiting for a single post or looking for a service to help with delivery challenges we can facilitate a solution.

Stand: 1

Now is a very exciting time to join children’s services in Salford. We want children growing up in Salford to see and say that their city, community and services are great. This has been recognised in our Ofsted report, which rates us as ‘good’. Come and talk to us on stand 5.

Stand: 5

Sanctuary Social Care is an award-winning and specialist recruitment organisation of qualified social workers throughout the UK. We have exclusive access to a wide variety of locum and permanent job opportunities across local authorities, government bodies and national charities. We understand social work, allowing us to provide unrivalled support for our candidates throughout the duration of their career.

Stand: 28

The Centre for CPD provides a wide range of training events and courses designed to be flexible to meet the needs of a broad workforce in a changing and complex environment. All of our training focuses on the practitioner delivering better quality care and research informed practice within their agencies.

Stand: 8

For pre-qualified social workers the University of Manchester offers a highly respected MA Social Work. For qualified social workers we offer prestigious accredited CPD programmes including AMHP, BIA and ASYE, alongside bespoke sessions. We also provide opportunities to study at doctoral level.

Stand: 7

In Worcestershire we are working together to ensure all our children and young people are healthy, feel safe and have opportunities to enjoy their lives and reach their full potential. We are committed to improving the lives of children and young people in our county, and want to work together with people who share our vision. Come and see us at stand 23 to find out more about our high-quality training, supervision, talent recognition and career progression.

Stand: 23

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes journals, books and library products spanning a range of subject areas. SAGE remains majority-owned by our founder, who has ensured that the company will remain permanently independent.

Stand: 11

In Trafford we provide a range of integrated community services, where Trafford Council works in partnership with Pennine care (Trafford Division) to make sure our response is joined up. This supports our commitment to providing all age integrated services that deliver ‘whole person support’.

Our services are set up and managed across four integrated neighbourhood teams, which are aligned with GP leads, borough-wide complex needs services and an all age front door, which includes children’s and adult safeguarding functions. This is supported by an evolving urgent care workforce ensuring that, where possible, people receive support closer to home.

Stand: 20

Do you want to work in an “outstanding” authority?
North Lincolnshire is recruiting for social workers to join our outstanding social work team.

North Lincolnshire is one of only three local authorites in England rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted for children’s services, highlighting the quality of social work practice. Ofsted identified that “North Lincolnshire has been outstandingly effective in creating an environment where good social work is flourishing” and that “social workers are overwhelmingly positive about working for the authority and the support and training they receive”.

We place the child at the heart of what we do.
Visit stand 18 to discuss available opportunities with our social work team

Rachel Smith, service manager,
Ann-Marie Brierley, head of safeguarding children,

Stand: 18

Hinton House provides carefully selected books and resources for professionals working in social care and therapy, to ensure that you have the best possible resources to use with children, teenagers and young adults. Subjects include feelings and emotions, social skills, grief and loss, looked-after children, mental health and therapeutic arts.

Stand: 21

The Money Carer Foundation is a national social enterprise that works with vulnerable people across the UK who lack the physical or mental capacity to manage their finances. We provide this via a corporate appointee service or working in conjunction with solicitors Linder Myers with deputyships and powers of attorney.

Stand: 25 & 26

The Caldecott Foundation is a national children’s charity based in Kent and Nottingham, our vision is “Helping Children Build a Future”. Achieved through our Relational Model of Care, we cater for children aged five to 16+ who have suffered extremes of abuse, neglect and have suffered multi-placement breakdowns.

Stand: 17

We were founded back in 1919 by the wonderful Eleanor Rathbone and (because people’s needs don’t often fit in a box) we cover many areas including disabilities, offender rehabilitation and health. Simply put – we’re here because we believe everyone should have the chance to change their life for the better.

Stand: 2

At Costco, you'll find everything from groceries and electronics to clothing and cleaning supplies - all in one warehouse. We're able to bring you such great value because of our enormous buying power, and you get to enjoy the convenience of one-stop shopping. Our categories include:

  • Fresh Meat & Bakery
  • Wines/Beers/Spirits
  • Jewellery
  • Chilled/Frozen Foods
  • Automotive
  • Fresh Produce
  • Large/small appliances
  • Service Deli
  • Optical
  • Fuel...and much more

Stand: 16