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Work and Care Together: Recruitment, Development & Innovation in 2018

Social Work
Health and Social Care

Posted: 11 April 2018

Event Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Event Venue: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Event Cost: Free

One Stop Social are organising a social work and care convention where the industry can come together to discuss the issues we're all facing in recruitment, retention and employee development.

The day will have an exhibition with nearly 30 partner companies represented and a series of training sessions, on a variety of topics where you will receive a certificate of attendance which will count towards your Continuous Professional Development (CPD). There'll also be a platform to showcase innovation across different areas of social work and social care with some "Innovation Presentations" from creative businesses across the UK.

Why attend?

With over 30 year’s front-line experience, we are committed to remaining a front-line service lead organisation that is passionate about developing and supporting social work and care professionals.

As the fastest growing social work and care professionals’ hub in the UK, we help professionals access the very latest training, events, resources and services. We also have a CV Library and Jobs Board.


This convention is an opportunity for practitioners to network, grow their skill set and learn about new ideas, so there are absolutely no hidden costs! Whether you want to just attend the exhibition, a speech or a training workshop, all tickets are 100% free.

General admission tickets get you into the exhibition and any "Innovation Presentation", and are available to book NOW!

If you want to attend a workshop though, please register for a session-specific ticket on our eventbrite page (link) when those tickets are released on 11th May.

Main Partner - Cera Care 

We're also proud to announce we're partnering with Cera Care for the convention! Cera Care are a multi award winning technology – enabled home care provider who pride themselves by changing the way care is provided, through the use of latest technologies, including Artificial Intelligence! Sounds cool right?

Like us, Cera Care is dedicated to the world of care and is constantly looking to improve the life of carers and patients. Their devotion can be showed by the level of quality delivered (check out their ratings on Google Reviews and Home Care UK!), the speed at which they deliver and the superb fact that they’re more affordable then most care providers.

With this being our first ever convention, we’re super excited to have Cera signed on in a sponsorship role. One of our main themes for Work and Care together is Innovation, making Cera Care the perfect match!

Our Partners include:

University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses. They are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research. Their Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is also the largest supplier of healthcare graduates to the NHS in the north-west of England, producing highly-trained and skilled professionals who are increasingly sought-after by employers across the health industry.

Care and Community
Care and Community Ltd’s semi-independent living program offers residential accommodation to 16-18 year olds leaving the care system. During each young persons stay, they are comitted to ensuring that each young person has a successful move-on and transition to fully independent living, working closely with leaving care team personal advisors and local authorities. To ensure this, Care and Community Ltd encourage and promote all aspects of life skills throughout their program to assist with this transition.

Eden Brown Synergy
As a stand out market leader Eden Brown Synergy brings over 25 years of experience as well as an in-depth understanding of the legislative and social issues that surround the sector – and the challenges and opportunities they present. With a client base that spans social services departments as well as private, non-statutory and voluntary organisations throughout the UK, Eden Brown Synergy has a long track record of placing qualified social workers and care professionals into a range of locum and permanent roles.

Critical Publishing
Critical Publishing are an award winning, independent publisher producing up-to-date resources which help students and practitioners in education and social work survive and thrive.  They are determined to uncover the best authors, on key subjects, and working closely with them to develop books that are valued by Critical Publishing customers, particularly in helping to develop and apply critical thinking skills to their work

Since its formation in 1999, Bedspace has accommodated and supported over 7000 vulnerable people in a variety of local communities. They offer a wide range of services that set the standard in meeting the needs of a diversity of organisations. Bedspace’s focus is on providing leading-edge care solutions in safe, secure, good quality housing.

Kirwin Maclean Associates
Kirwin Maclean Associates Limited was established by Siobhan Maclean in 1995 at which time her name was Siobhan Kirwin, hence the company name. Initially a social care and social work training consultancy, Kirwin Maclean Associates Limited is now one of the leading independent publishers in the social and health care and social work arena. Their materials have an excellent reputation as highly accessible and affordable.

"Innovation Presentions" 

There will be engaging presentations from the following businesses who we think are reshaping the social work and care industry:

Shantelle Million, the Managing Director of MiCarePlan
Christina Colmer McHugh and Jonathan Elvidge, founders of Moodbeam
CEO Lorena Puica and Communications Manager Mimi Corden-Lloyd of iamYiam
Representatives from Virtual College
The Head of Business Development, Alex Kenmure, at Good Gym

These speeches will be a chance to discuss the innovation within care homes, mental health, well-being, e-learning and community outreach programmes; we know you won't want to miss any of them! 


For more info contact Elena Jones by emailing

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