We had a fantastic two days in Manchester for Community Care Live. We’d like to thank everyone that attended for making it such a great success.


Why attend?

pre-event guide 2017Download our pre-event guide

Following huge success in 2016, Community Care Live is coming to Manchester, bringing more training, masterclasses, recruitment and networking.

Register for free now.


Join the 40+ exhibiting organisations from local authorities, voluntary organisations, adult and children social care providers, universities, book sellers and charities.

Highlights include:

See the list of confirmed exhibitors for Community Care Live Manchester 2017

To be part of the exhibition in Manchester Central on 25-26 April 2017 click here for more information or contact Nicky Davies at nicky.davies@rbi.co.uk or on 07787 151 949.

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Feedback on Community Care Live

“Great opportunity to learn from experts to update knowledge”
Policy officer, Northamptonshire County council
“I found the event relevant and worthwhile travelling to in order to enhance my professional development”
Service development manager, East Sussex County Council
“I very much appreciated the willingness of the presenters to share their experiences – good or bad – so openly and honestly”
Workforce commissioning manager, Southend-on-sea Borough Council
“A good platform to learn new approaches and ideas that gives a thirst to seek further information to enhance one’s own existing practice”
Team leader, London Borough of Waltham Forest

The venue

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street
M2 3GX
General Enquiries
0161 834 2700

Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester. We’re right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.


By rail

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.

For groups of three to nine people, Virgin Trains offer a 20% discount off advanced ticket purchases.

To find out more visit: www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets/your-ticket/group-travel

Travel time by train to Manchester from:

Further information on train services can be found at:


By road

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option.

Please see the NCP website for information on pricing and online booking

If using a satellite navigation system – please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

Information on planning a journey by car can be found at:

Arriving in Manchester

On arrival in Manchester you can walk to Manchester Central, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi.

Take a look at our downloadable public transport map on the right hand side of this page to find your ideal route to Manchester Central.


Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.


The city’s Metrolink network is expanding and currently the nearest stop to Manchester Central is Deansgate-Castlefield. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot – just follow the signs along the route.

Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. However while the network is being improved, please do check your route before travelling.

Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.

Find out more

* Disclaimer

Community Care Live Manchester 2017 is free for all social workers registered with the HCPC or equivalent UK registration body. Your registration number will be required during the registration process. Free entry is also extended to local authority commissioners and procurement officers, local authority workforce and development leads/managers, police officers, youth offending teams and probation officers.
Please note all other job titles and areas of work will be charged at the congress delegate day rate of £350 + VAT @20% on the day. If you have any questions please contact the team at nicky.davies@rbi.co.uk.
Disclaimer: False declaration to a free place and/or distribution of promotional literature will not be accepted and will result in you being asked to leave the event. No under 18s. Final year degree students only. All session places are available on a first come, first served basis. The congress programme may change at short notice.
Event registration service provided by N200. Data protection process can be found here.