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BVS Training

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

Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd

Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG

Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd

Clarkson Wright and Jakes is an award winning regional firm of solicitors based in Orpington, Kent.  We provide specialist legal advice for the residential care home sector and our clients include both large companies who operate a number of care homes and also smaller, owner managed businesses. We act for clients in both the sale and purchase of care homes, either by way of asset transfer or share transfer and we also deal with the main lenders who finance care home purchases and have experience of their requirements. We are also able to advise on partnership agreements, employment law issues and property sales and purchases.

​Clydesdale Bank
(NCA Sponsor)

Graham Harrington, Relationship Manager

​Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank was established in Glasgow in 1838 and Yorkshire Bank was founded in 1859 in Halifax. Both brands are built on strong foundations, dedicated to serving the people, businesses and communities around us. Our name is a clue to our difference. It signals a sense of place and a pride in being a bank. By supporting our communities, businesses and individuals, we want to help grow a bright and prosperous future.

Our dynamic health & social care team have a wealth of banking experience, are highly skilled in structuring flexible finance packages for customers and share a strong passion for the sector.

Courtney Thorne

C-T Centre, Elliot Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8JS

Courtney Thorne

Courtney Thorne is proud to be a leading innovator in the UK’s nurse call industry for 50 years. High-quality UK manufactured technology coupled with class-leading support is trusted by well-known care homes, NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

Courtney Thorne's wireless SMART nurse call system is designed to help with service improvements and operating cost savings. We provide live data into the hands of decision-makers to aid them in monitoring and improving resident safety and staff activity which also acts as a crucial audit tool.

Courtney Thorne is committed to giving a high-quality service, from initial consultation and installation to ongoing customer service. Our consultants are experienced at advising on the most economical solution whilst meeting your exact requirements. Our team of directly employed engineers each undergo intense training at the C-T Technical Assistance Centre and are available 24/7 to provide any support and assistance you may require.

Find out more at or call us 0800 068 7419.

Cura Systems

27 Edgware Court, High Street, Edgware, London, HA8 7NP

Cura Systems

Cura Systems is the leading innovator in Care Home Management Systems. We support care homes of all types and sizes, whether that be a family run, singular care home, a larger care provider, or those providing specialised care to residents with dementia and/or learning difficulties. However complex and demanding your care requirements Cura can support you.

We offer intelligent and modern care planning, medication management, staff planning, notes and time and attendance monitoring software. By using Cura's suite of applications, your care team will have more time to care for your service users and will feel more confident and reassured in performing their care tasks. Together we can go further to safeguard your residents and care workers.

Wouldn’t it be a revelation to remove the use of paper within your care home? Cura uses images, videos and talk to type functionality to create an all-digital, care planning, monitoring and medication management solution. You will have real-time access to a full data trail to prove you are delivering outstanding care to the CQC, management, families and friends.

Cura is tailored for each resident as we believe it is vital that care delivery is about the person. We give you the tools to achieve person-centred care and monitor health trends and individual residents’ outcomes.

We understand you and your team are the experts on health and social care, the resident is the expert on themselves and how they feel and our expertise in building easy to use, modern care IT systems makes a powerful team. Working together, we can deliver continually outstanding care. We pride ourselves on best-in-class support and service so our engagement is not just for the short term. Our dedicated team will support and guide you through your adoption of Cura.

 Why Cura Systems?

·         We focus on simplifying your workflow

·         We offer the most comprehensive solutions for demanding care needs

·         We are incredibly responsive to your requirements

·         Our support is best-in-class

·         Our service is personal to you

·         Our integrity is everything

·         Security of your data is really important to us


DDC Dolphin Ltd

Zoe Allen

DDC Dolphin Ltd

DDC Dolphin are specialists in sluice room solutions, with nearly 30 years of experience we are the only UK manufacturer able to offer the full range of sluice room products.

We understand that a reliable and well planned sluice room is key to ensuring excellent hygiene and infection control standards are met. Our extensive range of washer disinfectors, macerators and sluice room furniture encompass a wide range of individual features to help reduce the risk of cross contamination and include as standard hands free technology and anti-microbial coatings which inhibit the growth of bacterial spores, helping to ensure that your sluice room's surfaces remain safe preventing the spread of infection. Many years of experience allows us to give comprehensive and meaningful advice and support for new or existing facilities, tailoring solutions to your requirements and enabling you to meet modern infection control standards as efficiently as possible.

Fulcrum Care Ltd

63 Link Lane, Wallington, SM6 9DY

Tony Thiru

Fulcrum Care Ltd


Fulcrum is a dedicated care home management support service set up to add value to local care home operators and area management teams. Our team of experienced care home professionals can provide support and guidance on regulation, operational matters and anything else relating to care home management. We deliver this by phone, online or care home visits.

Our Operations Specialists are care home managers, area managers and operations managers who have worked with small to large care home groups. Our Support Specialists are former heads of finance, human resources and marketing from the care sector.

You'll have a dedicated Care Manager, with care home management experience and senior manager back-up, who works as if based in your office, plus scalable support when you need it and management cover for holidays or sickness.

H2O Networks

152-160 City Road , London , EC1V 2DW

H2O Networks

H2o Networks is an IT company that has worked with Care Groups and over 200 Care Homes for 18 Years. The Director Adam James Abrahami works with the Bondcare Group, Care Word Wide and SalveoCare .

Adam's speciality is reducing IT costs, improving CQC rating through technology and obtaining free grants. In the last 6 months maximizing carers time with residents with less paperwork to do. They feel less time pressured helping to retain good carers. This is achieved through better practices and simple technology and not changing existing systems.

We can provide for members a free (usual £950) IT Care Security Assessment and 10 minute Call to discuss any issue.

H2o Networks have preferential 20% discounts on Office 365 email, cloud services, software and new computers for members.

Please click for special offers for National Care Association Members

If you want to experience the same improvements to your care home please contact H2o Networks on 0203 475 6551 or go to

(NCA Sponsor)

1 Linear Park, Avon Street, Temple Quay, Bristol, B52 0PS

David Taylor


Howden UK have been the National Care Association's preferred insurance provider since 2005, a partnership of which we are very proud.

Our Care division which included Care Home Insurance Service (‘CHIS’) and PrimeCare has over 20 years’ of experience and expertise in providing insurance solutions for care homes in the UK. Much like the NCA, we are striving to improve standards.

All our products and services are designed around the particular needs of care providers. We work together with you to understand your business’s risks and help design an insurance solution that provides the right cover for you. This ranges from protecting the your main exposures, your property, revenue and liabilities, to other relevant requirements such as cyber protection, statutory engineering inspection, management liability covers, legal expenses, minibus cover etc.

If you have a question relating to any insurance matter, please speak to a member of the Howden Care team on 0117 205 1850.

(NCA Sponsor)

IPA Purchasing Oak House, 39-41 The Parade Claygate, Surrey, KT10 0PD

Ben Campbell


IPA Purchasing - the appointed purchasing consortia to the National Care Association.

  • Free Purchasing Service & No minimum contract period ... as we are confident in our ability to deliver the best savings and supplier service you can have
  • Discounted prices with more than 300 suppliers • Continuous Price Analyses to monitor and control your costs without compromising on quality
  • Quality and Food Safety Approved Supplies guaranteed in our Due Diligence Contract • Monitored Supplier and Delivery Performance to ensure accurate service
  • Assigned Product Sourcing Specialists dedicated to deal with all of your enquiries and resolve any invoice or supplier issues if they should occur • Frequent Customer Care dialogues and visits to make sure you are 100% happy
  • Training by the suppliers and Extended Warranties from manufacturers • Comparative Performance Reports give a clear indication of the effect of food policy decisions
  • Supplies Sourcing Service for products you require on a more infrequent basis. • Supplier Offers and Promotions with Samples sent out monthly so you are informed first hand of the best deals
  • Option of Central Billing Scheme to pay all of your monthly invoices from different suppliers in one payment. • Points Reward Scheme to earn money while purchasing. Points can be redeemed at the end of the year either by a credit note against your account or a cheque.
With IPA you can Save up to %50 on your invoices with leading catering, clinical & medical, furniture, equipment, uniform, utility and many other suppliers.

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