15 - 16 October 2019 | Business Design Centre, Islington | London

Community Care Live 2019 took place on 15-16 October. Thanks to all our sponsors, hosts, exhibitors, speakers and delegates for making the event such a success. You can access information on the event on this website.

Delegates who attended the event will shortly receive an email with a short feedback form, and access to all slides for the free seminars (where this has been agreed with speakers). Anyone who attended a legal learning seminar will get access to the slides for that session where agreed with the speaker.

We look forward to seeing you again next year at Community Care Live, on 13-14 October, 2020.

Event Partner

Essex County Council is an award winning local authority and we are proud to have had winners at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards in 2014, 2016, 2017 and are proud to have won ‘Best Social Work Employer’ in 2018.

Being one of the most populated counties in the UK, with communities as diverse as its geography, Essex can become the next step in your career whether you are looking for a role in adult social care or children and families.

Social work is a demanding, complex and ultimately fulfilling role. We fully recognise the importance of providing you with the tools and quality time to undertake direct relationship-based social work, to make real positive differences to the lives of our residents.

We are achieving this by supporting our social workers to deliver fantastic social work through our extensive CPD offer, which is expertly delivered by our BASW accredited Essex Social Care Academy. This includes regular training workshops, inspirational keynote speakers and engagement events, making Essex the best place to develop your knowledge and career as a valued social worker.

We recognise and celebrate inspiring and exceptional social work and can offer the variety where you can be challenged and supported, and really progress your career.

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 22.

Zone Host


Surrey Children’s Services Academy has been set up as part of the Transformation journey initiated by Dave Hill, Executive Director of Children, Families Lifelong Learning and Culture (CFLC) at Surrey County Council. 

The overall purpose of the Academy is to work with our partners across Surrey in the Police, Health, Education, and others to recruit develop and retain a workforce to give the best care and support to children, young people and families in Surrey.

The academy will:
  • Support staff to develop themselves and their ensure all staff have up-to-date knowledge and skills to fulfill their roles
  • Introduce and embed new skills, values and ways of working in all agencies that work with children and families
  • Develop a shared language and values for working with children and families across partners
  • Build effective leadership skills and capacity to strengthen partnership working
  • Develop a better understanding between agencies of each other’s roles and responsibilities
  • Keep abreast of new practice
  • Forge and maintain relationships with regional, national and international experts, and to bring their learning into Surrey.
Governance will be by a Strategic Stakeholder Board made up of partners to set scope, direction and priorities, supported by a Reference Group of staff and managers from across the partnership workforce to provide ideas and feedback, shape the content and act as ambassadors for the Academy within their services

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 Community Care Live in 2019 and want to meet passionate social workers to continue this journey, so bring your CV and say hello!

Event host


We see the workplace as an environment where people can be themselves, perform to the best of their ability and achieve their potential to deliver services to our residents.

Social Work is challenging, and we recognise that to achieve excellent outcomes, our people need to feel supported and recognised. Our Social Workers change lives. From supporting children and families from the very start through to enabling our residents to live independently in later life, we support them in every step.

If you are passionate about making a difference, look at the exciting opportunities we have in Adults’ and Children’s Services.