NCF rising stars 2019 feature

June 26, 2019

Career history I started my career in social care in 1995. I’d previously been a horse-riding instructor, so it was a big switch, but my Mum had always worked in the care sector so it seemed like the obvious choice when I needed a ‘proper job’ to pay the bills. Read the full article…

Rising Stars feature

May 22, 2019

The National Care Forum (NCF) Rising Stars Programme has had a successful second year. Launched in 2017, the programme addresses the need to invest in and develop the skills of the next generation of leaders in social care, with registered managers from the NCF membership selected to take part each Read the full article…

NCF Rising Stars 2019 news

May 1, 2019

The National Care Forum (NCF) has announced the successful candidates for this year’s NCF Rising Stars 2019 programme. Launched in 2017, the NCF Rising Stars programme aims to develop leadership skills through mentoring and learning opportunities. NCF members are invited to nominate the registered managers who are leading the way Read the full article…

Rising Stars feature

April 24, 2019

Career history I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. I started my training in December 1990, had my son in 1992, qualified in 1993 and got married in 1995 – it was a busy time! I was part of the last intake before Project 2000 and nurses were Read the full article…

Rising Stars feature

March 22, 2019

Career history My career in social care began in 2005, however I joined Accord in 2010 as a support worker based at Ipstones Avenue. In 2013, I was offered the opportunity for a promotion. I found the idea of a promotion daunting, but I was assured by my manager that Read the full article…

Rising Stars applications open news

March 12, 2019

Applications have opened for the next cohort of the National Care Forum (NCF) Rising Stars programme. The NCF Rising Star Programme provides an opportunity for shining lights in NCF member organisations to develop leadership skills through a year-long programme of mentoring and activities. The focus of the programme is on Read the full article…

Rising Stars feature

February 27, 2019

Career history I first became a care worker in a care home when I was 18. Originally, I wanted to train to be a nurse and I started a degree to pursue that, but my circumstances changed after becoming pregnant, so I took a step back from my course to Read the full article…

Rising stars feature

January 25, 2019

Career history I’ve been working in the healthcare sector since 2008. I started as a support worker in a supported living service, working with adults with a forensic history. This included people who might have come from a secure unit, people who had been deprived of their liberty and adults Read the full article…

Rising Stars feature

November 22, 2018

I’ve worked in the care sector for 30 years. I started as a care assistant, following in my Mum’s footsteps, and have been working my way up ever since. Career history My career with Borough Care began 16 years ago and has spanned across all of our services, from intermediate Read the full article…

Rising Stars feature

October 25, 2018

Career history I started my career in social care in 2007 as a care assistant at Spalding Care Home which had 56 beds. I loved this role and stayed with the home for ten years, completing qualifications and learning a lot. My manager at the time was a huge influence Read the full article…