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Acacia Training

Acacia House, Trentham Business Quarter, Bellringer Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8GB

Jonathan Tabbernor

Acacia Training

Acacia Training offers Ofsted good rated Healthcare, Socialcare & Childcare training to over 450 organisations. In 2016, Acacia Training were voted in the top 5% of training providers in the UK with Acacia receiving an employer satisfaction score of 98.5%

Access Skills
(NCA Sponsor)

Access Skills

Are you a registered care manager, deputy, or looking to get into care management?

Access Skills is the official training partner of the National Care Association and is offering government funded Level 5 Diplomas in Leadership for Registered Care Managers and Deputy Care Managers seeking CQC registration and compliance. 

Our courses are 100% flexible to your circumstances and you can start as soon as you are ready for the next step in your care career.

Aid Call

Unit 4 Brunel Court, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4PB

Sarah Hunt

Aid Call

Aid Call has been at the forefront of wireless nurse call technology for over 35 years. Our first class knowledge, innovative approach and reputation for delivering reliable, safety critical solutions has positioned us as the leading supplier and manufacturer of wireless nurse call solutions in the UK. We offer a wide range of products and bespoke solutions designed specifically to meet the needs of care homes, hospices and hospitals. Our systems are designed to reduce response times to emergency calls and improve the efficiency of those responses with special features aimed at facilitating more person-centred care as well as streamlining staff workflow. Additionally, we have a national team of trained consultants, a team of in-house engineers available throughout the UK and a 24/7/365 helpline.

Airedale Laundry Solutions

Victoria House, Victoria Rd, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 2BN

Airedale Laundry Solutions

Airedale Laundry Solutions is the latest division of the Airedale Group, a group that has grown to where it is today by spending the last 30 years providing market leading catering equipment to businesses big and small across many sectors. This combined with first class customer service and technical support is evident by the brands we work with and the clients we look after.

Airedale Laundry Solutions applies the same level of customer service and technical support to its laundry equipment division, whilst using only the best market leading products.

Most importantly, we listen to our customers, we provide enough flexibility across our range of products, services and financial packages to make sure there is something for everyone.

Ask yourself these questions?

Does your laundry operation face challenges?

Supplier issues, the same promises, the same answers, lack of communication and a failure to deliver?

  • Too Expensive?
  • No flexibility on contract length?
  • No choice on Equipment?
  • No flexibility on service options?
  • The same equipment at the same or more expensive prices?
  • Continuous phone calls trying to sell you things your business doesn’t need?
  • Communication issues?
  • Tied into a contract that you can’t get out of?

To find out how we can help you contact us now at:

APEX Medical

APEX Medical

APEX Medical provides advanced pressure area care mattresses, electric profiling beds and moving and handling equipment to the Community sector.

We believe that good quality reliable products should be available to all care settings. Through extensive research and development our range of products have been produced to fit all the needs of care organisations throughout the world.

We have a wide range of competitively priced products specially designed for the care home and community market place.

APEX offers one of the most advanced decontamination services in Europe, and can service and test all makes of pressure area care and moving and handling equipment.

APEX also offer fully accredited clinical and product training to all our customers and end users.

We are delighted to have become a member of the National Care Association Suppliers Forum, and are excited by the possibility of showcasing some of our exciting and innovative products to its members.

Please get in contact if you would like more information or a free no obligation trail of any or our equipment.


Newstead Industrial Park, Newstead, Nottingham, NG15 0DQ


Badgemaster is the UK’s largest independent employee name badge manufacturer, supplying thousands of care homes with the fastest, most cost-effective badging solution.

Market leading investment in order processing and production systems means we offer the widest product choice in ready to wear and re-usable name badges, yet provide the fastest turn-around and guarantee the best prices on all products - even just one unit.

Badgemaster is approved by the NCA and for over 18 years has helped buyers reduce cost and improve product quality and service levels.

Use our unique, user-friendly online facility to design your own badge or ask our expert designers to create some ideas for you for FREE.

Online ordering saves time and cost and eliminates supplier spelling errors.

Try us too for room key tags, door name plates, bespoke interior signs, Braille and tactile signs, NVQ badges and corporate enamel badges.

For more information on your members discount and services:

Ben Mango Website and Database Design

Ben Mango Website and Database Design

We are a London-based independent consultant specialising in website design and database design. We have over 14 years experience in designing and advising on building websites and databases.

We work for commercial clients but also specialise in charity websites and databases. We are skilled in understanding the needs of organisations and finding solutions within budget constraints. We develop and build website solutions for widely differing needs.

When designing websites we use content management systems (CMSs) such as Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla. The content management systems are simple to use and mean clients have full control over the content of their site and can update them directly.

BMI Healthcare

BMI Healthcare House, 3 Paris Garden, London, SE1 8ND

BMI Healthcare

BMI Healthcare is the UK’s largest provider of private healthcare with 59 hospitals and clinics offering treatment and care for a wide variety of medical conditions.

Care home residents can often experience difficulties accessing the right care at the right time. Improving the clinical input into a home and tailoring care around the diverse needs of individual residents can improve the quality of care and quality of life for residents. BMI Healthcare’s General Medical Admissions Service has been designed to remove the worry and concern around getting the right clinical support needed for residents. A smooth admissions process supported by consultant led specialist care enables residents to have the peace of mind that should they need admission BMI Healthcare will be there for them. 

(NCA Sponsor)

Boots Support Office, Customer Support Centre PO Box 5300, Nottingham, NG90 1AA


Introducing Boots Pharmacy Care Services

We’re proud to have over 160 years’ experience of caring for our customers, and we’ve been providing a dedicated, local Pharmacy service to Care Home residents for over 25 years. The NCA’s objective of promoting high standards of care has a natural fit with our heritage and values and so we’re delighted to be working with the association.

If you’re not already benefitting from being a customer of Boots, we’d love to show you how receiving Pharmacy services from a brand you can trust can make a big difference to your organisation, your employees and your residents.

Boots Pharmacy Care Services could give you the support and tools you need to deliver the best possible healthcare support. From expert advice from our dedicated Care Services team to providing a unique training service for your care workers – there are lots of ways we can help everyone in your organisation feel good.

We can offer your Care Home:

  • Free access to our unique Boots Care Learning eLearning website, an ever growing resource of information and training that’s relevant to Care Homes and their residents, including:
    • Care of Medicines Foundation and Advanced level courses – accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
    • Monitored Dosage System (MDS) – covering the Manrex system
      • Diabetes, which affects 26% of Care Home residents. To help Carers and Nurses care for residents affected by this condition, we’ve created two courses, covering:
        • Building an understanding of your residents’ conditions and their needs
        • Giving great care to residents with Diabetes
    • Dementia – for Carers and Nurses, following the story of two fictional dementia sufferers
    • Parkinson’s – bite-sized learning for Carers and Nurses, including symptoms and medication
    • Cancer – supporting those working in care to understand the condition and support available
    • Respiratory – covering Asthma and COPD to help Carers and Nurses provide compassionate care
    • Heart Health – helping carers and nurses to keep residents’ heart healthy
    • Warfarin – ordering, monitoring and administering
    • Understanding Epilepsy – bite-sized learning for Carers and Nurses
    • Patient Pack Dispensing (bottles and boxes)
  • Pharmacist Advice Visits, including antipsychotic medication audits where appropriate
  • Expert support and advice from your dedicated Care Services team
  • Dedicated, purpose-built care service rooms in our stores across the UK
  • Delivery of 28 day cycle medication at least 3 days before the medication start day
  • Daily delivery of medication with two cut off times to meet emergency and mid-month medication requirements; we can supply the majority of our customers on a Saturday
  • Advice & support 7 days a week through our network of 2,500 Pharmacies
  • Free prescription management from collection to delivery
  • Patient information leaflets

We’d like to discuss with you how we could bring the benefits of being a Boots customer to your Care Home, and answer any questions you have. If you contact us by whatever method suits you; email, letter or phone call, using the details at the top of this letter, we’ll put you in touch with your local Regional Business Manager.

British Gas Business Services

Bradmarsh Business Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1BY

Shian Williams

British Gas Business Services

No matter the size of your business, we offer you peace of mind, that your business is safe and compliant. Our experts will get you connected to the grid, install gas fired or renewable technology heating and hot water systems and maintain them to keep your business running smoothly.