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Access Skills
(NCA Sponsor)



Access Skills

Are you a care manager or senior carer looking to develop your career further?

Access Skills is a training partner of the National Care Association and an endorsed Skills for Care training provider. We offer government funded diploma programmes at level 3, 4 and 5 for senior care and management staff.

The courses are delivered flexibly to fit in with your circumstances, and extensive resources are provided which contribute to outstanding achievement rates for our learners. You can start as soon as you are ready for the next step in your care career

Aid Call, a business unit of Legrand Electric Ltd
(Supplier)


Unit 10 Cowley Road, Blyth Riverside Park, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 5TF

Kathryn Burton


Aid Call, a business unit of Legrand Electric Ltd

Aid Call has been at the forefront of wireless nurse call technology for over 40 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.

Alliance DIsposables
(Supplier)


Alliance House , Marshfield Bank , Crewe, Cheshire , CW2 8UY

Gregg Williams


Alliance DIsposables

Alliance National:

Alliance are a leading independent catering and kitchen equipment supplier to the UK & Ireland's healthcare industry and public sector. We have a framework of 12 local depots strategically located across the UK and Ireland with a national distribution centre in Crewe, Cheshire. Our expertise and vast product offering are backed up by our outstanding sales and customer service teams, who are on hand to help with all enquiries about our catering equipment and supplies. Furthermore, we have a dedicated delivery fleet of over 120 vehicles ensuring we can meet the needs and wants of all our customers by providing great national coverage.

To find your local depot, click here (https://www.alliancenational.co.uk/local.html) or call our sales line on 0844 844 4300 to find out how we can help you.

Alsico
(Supplier)


Pittman Way,, Fulwood, , Preston, , PR2 9ZD


Alsico

Alsico are a leading provider of workwear in Europe, supplying over 18 million garments every year to various industries including healthcare, oil, welding, engineering, food trade, and office wear. One of the largest sectors within the healthcare industry that they supply workwear to is the care sector. Working hard to source, sell and manufacture care uniforms that enhance flexibility, comfort, performance and productivity whilst at work, as well as being long lasting to see you through your shift. With everything from tunics, scrubs, healthcare trousers, dresses, casuals and protective coats, you can guarantee we stock your ideal care uniform at affordable prices and have got you covered.

apetito
(NCA Sponsor)



apetito

apetito is the leading meal provider for care homes and our chefs pride themselves in creating dishes for specific dietary requirements and nutritional needs. All without compromising on a delicious meal. Our meals are created with sustainably sourced ingredients and designed to enhance health and well-being. Our award winning range includes our world leading texture modified meals for those residents living with dysphagia, enabling you to offer them a meal that’s is not only safe but helps them dine with dignity.

We know that every care home is different and we tailor our approach to fit the needs of you and your residents, working in partnership with you to ensure you have all the support you require to nourish, care & delight your residents; all the while running an efficient and cost effective kitchen.

We are committed to helping you, your staff and your residents. If you have any questions about resident nutrition, dysphagia or any other catering challenge, contact our team of experts. If you would like to partner with us for your care home catering please contact us for a free tasting and proposal on how we support you and your home.

Why not find out more about us in our making a real difference video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfFzCUt-gwg















Arolite Ltd
(Supplier)


The Linden Building, Booth Drive, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 6GR

Bryn Vivian


Arolite Ltd

Arolite is a specialist provider for the maintenance and servicing of all types of commercial catering, ware-washing and refrigeration equipment.

With genuine nationwide coverage and experience with the supply and maintenance of all brands of equipment, Arolite offers a single supplier solution to care home groups seeking control of their kitchen assets and related costs.

Established for over 10 years and still privately owned, Arolite is a trusted partner with several UK care home groups.

The personalised and transparent approach is valued by all our clients in healthcare and other sectors such as retail, leisure and charity.

Ascom
(Supplier)



Ascom

Ascom - empowering carers and supporting residents

Ascom provides award-winning communication systems that integrate nurse call, smartphones, assignment and alerting software, and reporting systems, that are used in 100,000 care homes and hospital wards across the world. Interoperating with sensors, electronic health records and care planning apps, our unique solutions can help you to:

  • improve communication, task management and staff efficiency
  • maximise resident and staff satisfaction
  • report, analyse and provide evidence for the CQC, residents and their families.

We understand that giving residents their independence, whilst still being able to quickly respond when they need help, is a difficult balance to keep. From individual care homes to whole groups and care villages, our solutions are flexible and tailored to meet your needs – helping to empower your residents and support your clinicians and carers.

Whether you’re building a new care home, renovating existing buildings or need to simply upgrade your communication systems, our team are able to help – from planning and design, to project management and training, and ongoing support.

Badgemaster
(Contact)


Newstead Industrial Park, Newstead, Nottingham, NG15 0DQ


Badgemaster

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:

Boots
(NCA Sponsor)


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


Boots

Boots is always looking for new ways to help everyone feel healthier and happier. We’ve over 25 years’ experience supporting care and our Care Services team continue to be an important part of that story. From being on hand with expert advice 7 days a week, with support to improve patient safety and with training to deepen your team’s knowledge, we’ve lots of ways to help you give the best possible care.

Many care providers are switching from paper-based to electronic medicines administration record systems like eMAR with Boots, part of Boots Care Services. By helping your team deliver great care, eMAR with Boots can help make keeping track of medicines simpler, safer and more compliant with regulations – which hopefully can help you achieve higher ratings from your regulator.

We can also supply medicines in the manufacturer’s original packaging, allowing for safer storage and making it easier for individuals to manage their own medication, if appropriate. This also makes medication easier to identify, reducing the risk of mistakes.

Our Pharmacists Advice Visits can help you with the complexities of medicines management and look at the use of antipsychotic medication if appropriate, to help you keep your residents safe.

To deliver great care to residents, it’s also important to look after the people responsible for giving that day-to-day care – your team. With expert training and support we can help you to help them feel more involved, valued and recognised.

Find out more about Boots Care Services by emailing care@boots.co.uk.

BVS Training
(Supplier)



BVS Training

At BVS we give you video-based training resources that are developed by leading consultants in the social care and childcare sectors and that offer you a cost effective and time efficient way of training your staff.

Our resources are created to help meet the required standard of training requested by the relevant organisations in each sector and for each country in the UK. For example, the Care Quality Commission, Skills for Care and the Care Certificate Standards in England and AWIFHSC standards in Wales, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for Childcare, and The Resuscitation Council (UK) for First Aid. We have developed over 70 care specific training resource packages at BVS which includes a full induction programme for Care Home and Home Care (Domiciliary Care) environments, and we have six training courses for Childcare staff training (EYFS