Why attend Community Care Live

Why attend Community Care Live?

Community Care Live is the UK’s largest free-to-attend social work event. It offers essential learning and training to all registered social workers and local authority directors, commissioners and workforce leads. With a two-day conference programme and a large exhibition, it is the perfect location to develop your CPD and learn from and network with peers and sector thought leaders.

With two events per year, Community Care Live offers the most up-to-date best practice with leading speakers in the sector, covering children and families’ services, adults’ services and management issues.

Special features include:

  • Legal Learning Hub: Building on our hugely successful Mock Court from previous events, this bring together all the legal learning a social worker would need, from sharpening up court skills to highlighting what the latest case law means for practice.
  • Learning and Career Zone: This zone brings specific aspects of social work practice to life and provides some of the best one-to-one coaching available – all for free. Sessions are hosted by universities and other conference partners and provide in-depth discussions on the major issues you face in your practice.
  • Bookshop: The Bookshop provides an opportunity to purchase the most up-to-date literature on social work and social care and meet and hear directly from the authors. Don’t miss this chance to find out about the latest thought leadership from across the UK and beyond.

What Community Care Live can offer you:

As a social worker

  • Free training and best-practice advice from social care experts to enable you to make decisions more confidently
  • Essential learning to boost your CPD
  • A chance to network and share practice challenges with peers, sector thought leaders and key national bodies. Over 2,500 professionals attended our 2017 events.
  • Guidance to improve your court skills and case law knowledge
  • An exhibition where you can meet potential recruiters, identify further training and learning opportunities and link up with leading providers

As a team leader/manager

  • Free and essential learning on how to get the best out of your teams from our management-focused sessions
  • Free training to help your social workers tackle the biggest practice challenges and boost their legal literacy
  • Examples of innovation in social work and case studies demonstrating how other teams have improved practice
  • The opportunity to network with senior thought leaders
  • A buzzing exhibition where you can meet and share learning with other organisations within the sector, including local authorities, recruiters, voluntary sector and universities

As a commissioner/head of service

  • Network and share leadership insights with your peers including commissioners, heads of department and directors
  • Take part in our new expert-led advanced practitioner discussion groups, offering you the chance to discuss key challenges, share best practice and network with other leaders from around the country
  • Gain up-to-date information and guidance on the challenges social work teams are currently facing

What Community Care Live can offer exhibitors

  • Being part of an established exhibition – 82 organisations supported Community Care Live events in 2017 including local authorities, charities, independent sector providers, social care suppliers, universities, NHS trusts, book publishers and consultancies
  • An engaged audience of social care professionals and leaders to whom you can promote your organisation
  • A Learning and Career Zone where universities can provide the latest information on their CPD and MA courses

If you are interested in exhibiting or be part of the exhibition in Manchester, click here for more information or contact Nicky Davies at nicky.davies@rbi.co.uk or on 07787 151949.


3 Responses to Why attend Community Care Live

  1. Cristina Nechita July 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    ​Dear Sir/ Madame,

    I want to kindly ask you some information regarding the Community Care Live Conference from September 26-27.

    I​ ​am a Newly Qualified​ ​Social worker, HCPC​ ​​​registered​. I want to attend Community Care Live Conference​, but I can not fill in the requested fields of Company and Department, because at the moment I am between jobs​, therefore I have nothing to write there.

    Please note that​ ​I​ have​ never worked as SW​.​
    Please tell ​me what is to be done in order to fill in the requested fields.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my comment.

    Kind regards,

    Cristina Nechita

  2. SD October 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

    I attended the just concluded Community Care Live in London; on 26th and 27th September. I learnt that the presentation was going to send to all attendees or it was going to be available online however I have not received or found this information online. Could please confirm when it will be made available?

    Thank you.

    • Gordon Carson
      Gordon Carson October 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

      Dear SD, these should be made available at some point next week and you will be notified about how you can access them.


      Gordon Carson
      Community Care

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