National Care Forum Launched

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A national organisation to represent the not-for profit sector has been formed. The National Care Forum (NCF) is currently made up of 20 leading not-for-profit care organisations. Between them, member organisations manage about 16,600 residential beds in 575 homes across 45 local authority areas; have about 24,400 employees and a collective turnover of £357m. A number of potential new member organisations have also indicated their wish to join the NCF. Speaking at the launch on October 23, health minister Stephen Ladyman said he was pleased that the not-for-profit sector now had a new national association to represent its views to Government. “I welcome the appointment of their first national director, Des Kelly, and their commitment to working in partnership with health authorities, the local authorities and the National Care Standards Commission, to improve professionalism and quality in this industry,” Dr Ladyman said. Len Bamber, who is chairman of the NCF and also chief executive of Gloucestershire base

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