Community Care Live FAQ’s

Community Care Live FAQ

When is the event?

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September 2017

Doors open: 9 am
Programme commences: 9.30am
Event closes: 5.00pm

Where is the event?

The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

General Enquiries 0207 288 6272

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.

This year you will benefit from longer, more interactive training sessions designed to equip you to tackle the challenges you face in your day-to-day work.

The event has a wide-ranging conference programme and an exhibition of 50+ organisations from local authorities, service providers and charities

Who should attend?

Delegates must be social work professionals or those who work closely with these services.

How can I register to attend?

Fill in the registration form. 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, regulatory bodies
* Police officers, youth offending teams, probation
* 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 London 2017

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.


Driving to the venue is simple as we are located just outside the congestion charge zone on the A1. Please see the parking page for details of how to direct your sat nav and to pre-book your parking.

Local Transport

There are many ways to get to the venue including the use of both buses and both the London underground and overground. The nearest tube station Angel, is a five minute walk away allowing you to travel to the Central London within minutes. Just a little further in the opposite direction is Highbury and Islington with great underground and overground connections.

There are many bus stops near the venue which cover several routes in and around London. Please click here for the journey planner to plan your trip.

As well as buses, cycling is another popular form of transport used to get to and from the venue. In terms of bike hire there are several Santander Cycle Hire stations located in Islington should you wish to rent one.

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

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

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 years olds. Please note we have no crèche or child minding facilities.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

Unfortunately no, 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 and one on the Gallery floor.

When is the next event after Live London in September?

Community Care Live Manchester 2018


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