Community Care Live FAQs

Community Care Live FAQs

When is the event?

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April 2018

Where is the event?

Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX

General Enquiries 0161 834 2700

What is the event about?

Community Care Live is an essential learning and engagement opportunity which is free to attend for registered social workers, directors and commissioners.

Our two-day events in London and Manchester have wide-ranging conference programmes and exhibitions of key organisations in the sector including local authorities, service providers and charities

Who should attend?

Delegates must be registered social work professionals, local authority social care commissioners or directors or those who work closely with these services.

How can I register to attend?

Registration for Manchester 2018 will open shortly. You will then be able to fill out the registration form and then you will receive a confirmation email with your badge number. Alternatively, you can register on the day but registering in advance will save you queuing on arrival.

Is an event guide available?

You will receive a pre-event guide a few weeks before Community Care Live with details on what’s on over the two days. The website will be updated as new sessions and speakers are added to the programme. You will get a free event guide on the day.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is casual.

Should I bring my CV?

You can bring your CV to discuss with those exhibitors who are recruiting and for advice in our interactive zones.

Where do I pick up my badge?

Print your confirmation email and bring it to the event where your badge will be printed. This will gain 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 some 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?

The following are eligible to attend Community Care Live for free:

* Registered social workers, with an HCPC, or equivalent body, registration number
* Local authority commissioners and procurement officers
* Local authority workforce development leads/managers
* Employees of government or regulatory bodies
* Police officers, youth offending team staff and probation officers
* Final year social work degree students (BA/MA)

Community Care Live continues to be free for registered social work professionals only by the involvement of our sponsors and exhibitors. To protect their integrity at this event, we are unable to offer free places to delegates with other job roles.

Any other attendees will be required to pay the conference fee on arrival at the event of £395 + VAT at 20% (payable by credit or debit card only).

False declaration or distribution of any promotional literature will not be tolerated and will result in you being asked to leave.

If you have any queries on the process please email the helpdesk.

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.

How to get to Community Care Live Manchester 2018

Manchester Central is at the heart of Manchester. The Business Design Centre is located in the heart of Islington with easy access to and from Central London by public transport. Surrounded by restaurants and bars the Business Design Centre is in the ideal location bordering North and Central London making it easily accessible by any means.


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.


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?

Unfortunately not, for 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 in the exhibition floor.


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