The free* essential learning and engagement opportunity for social workers, managers and commissioners.


Why attend?

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.

Our programme enables you to address a wide range of development priorities:

With dedicated streams for children’s services, adult social care and management, there is vital learning for all.

Registration is free for all social workers and local authorities.

Sign up now for essential free training.

In addition to the main programme, a Commissioners’ Exchange will also be running. Two free-to-attend strategy sessions for all local authority and NHS commissioners will offer vital information and networking opportunities for commissioners. Find out more.

Our sponsors

Event sponsor:
Medway Council logo
Congress sponsor:
Haringey Council
Masterclass sponsor:
Essex County Council logo

Masterclass host:

SSCR logo

Workshop host:
Hertfordshire Council Logo
Media partners:
NCF logo

NWG network logo

Children England

CC Inform Adults

Community Care Inform

Community Care Jobs


Care England

What your peers say about Live

“An excellent two days rejuvenating and reinvigorating with like-minded colleagues, reinforcing and revalidating my values in social work.”
Assistant team manager, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
“I got a great deal out of the two day event. I came back with lots of ideas to support my team and service users to promote practice.”
Professional lead for social work, Portsmouth City Council
“Community care Live offered us the chance to learn from different authorities which was very beneficial. I met a number of social workers from across the country and was able to share experiences with them.”
Team manager, Birmingham City Council
“Great opportunity to catch up with new social work research and meet others in the social work field. A day for my social work self to indulge, update knowledge and develop. Would definitely attend again.”
Social worker, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


50+ exhibiting organisations from local authorities, service providers and charities.

Highlights include:

See the latest list of confirmed exhibitors.

The venue

The Business Design Centre is located in the heart of Islington with easy access to and from central London by public transport.

Angel is the nearest tube and is a five minutes’ walk away.

Find out more

* Disclaimer

Community Care Live London 2015 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 £199 + VAT on the day. If you have any questions please contact the team at
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.