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Stay Safe Support

Emma Hammett

Stay Safe Support is a free information and resource website signposting older people and their family, friends and carers, to the wealth of expert advice and support under one umbrella site. The contents of this site aim to help older people stay safe, remain healthy and independent and prevent avoidable hospital admissions resulting from accidents in the home environment.  

We are pleased to offer the book SLIPS, TRIPS and FRACTURED HIPS written by Emma Hammett RGN

Please following the link to get your free copy

In addition.

First Aid for Life is an Award-winning first aid training business that specialises in Care Certificate compliant first aid for Carers. Trainers are highly experienced health and emergency services professionals, group courses available nationally, and scheduled courses for individuals in London. For more information please visit  or email Emma Hammett

Truth Legal Solicitors.

Louis MacWilliam. Michelle Lee.

Truth Legal Solicitors.

The Immigration Team at Truth Legal are experts in advising care providers looking to sponsor workers from overseas, including Senior Care Workers.

Like much of the population, we were, and are, angry about the government’s treatment of care workers, especially in the context of immigration. Senior Care Workers are, however, eligible for sponsorship, and we were glad to see the role recognised as a Shortage Occupation in March 2021. Aside from being the right thing to do, listing Senior Care Workers as a Shortage Occupation makes their sponsorship easier for prospective employers like you.

Most importantly, the minimum salary you must pay sponsored Senior Care Workers is reduced to £20,480 gross per annum (£10.10 p/h). This means that sponsoring overseas care staff is now a viable option for many care providers struggling to recruit and retain staff, amidst an acute national shortage.

Obtaining and operating a sponsor licence can be confusing, and there are significant risks to you and your business if you don’t know what you’re doing. Truth Legal can remove the stress by helping you to navigate the entire sponsorship process smoothly. We will apply for the sponsor licence on your behalf, ensure you stay on the right side of Home Office compliance, and help you with any new hire you want to sponsor.

And when it comes to the immigration needs of the care sector, few solicitors can lay claim to the same knowledge, experience and understanding as the Immigration Team at Truth Legal.

Interested? Start here, where you’ll find more information about our track record, and why we care about care.

And for more detailed information about sponsoring Senior Care Workers, see our blog: How to Sponsor a Senior Care Worker.

Better still, contact Louis or Michelle for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can do that here.

Based in Yorkshire, Truth Legal is a firm of solicitors providing legal services to clients nationwide in the areas of immigration, employment, family, personal injury, litigation and more.


Mark Salisbury


U-Visit is a unique visitor management solution for care homes, allowing you to welcome visitors and take their details in a GDPR compliant, Covid safe way.

You are given a branded QR code to display in your reception area. Once the visitor scans this, and provides the data you need, it displays on your PC in real time.

From only £199 per year, this solution is safe and affordable.

Why U-Visit?

  • It is completely contact free.
  • It is GDPR compliant
  • You have control
  • It is affordable
  • It is simple to get set up

As visitors arrive in your care home, they simply scan the QR code we supply to you and their details are logged on the software. This keeps your premises as Covid safe as possible.

You decide how long you want to hold data for. All data collected is stored in the cloud so it’s secure, and we can keep it for the length of time you tell us.

You can choose what data to collect. We do not tell you what data you should be collecting. You know your care home best and can decide what data you need from your visitors.

From only £199 per year, U-Visit keeps your staff, residents and premises safe and secure without breaking your budget.

We can work with you to get up and running within a couple of hours. There is no need for IT teams to be involved and training takes just minutes, since our software is built to be intuitive and user friendly.

Contact Us Now

To find out more about U-Visit, go to our website or fill in our enquiry form, and we will be happy to help.

UK Passive Fire

Gerald Pickford

UK Passive Fire

We are a family run business with many years experience in the Passive Fire Sector.

We pride ourselves on been able to adapt and overcome the most difficult situations that are placed upon us.

Our unique approach ensures we build a positive working relationship with our clients achieving the desired outcome with the minimum disruption.

The purpose of Passive Fire is to contain or slow the spread of fire and smoke allowing sufficient time for evacuation and emergency response.

It plays a vital and increasingly significant role in safeguarding people, as well as limiting damage to buildings and their contents from fire and smoke.

Fire safety legislation now requires that building owners take full responsibility of all aspects of Fire Safety within their premises. They are required as part of their risk assessment process to ensure that the fire rating elements of the buildings structure meet current legislation.

Once a fire has started it is of paramount importance to stop the fire spreading to other parts of the building.

A fire can spread in many ways but the correct installation of fire stopping materials can prevent this.

Passive Fire Protection is a term that relates to practices and products. It refers to materials built into the structures of buildings that surround us which are intended to slow and or prevent the spread of fire.

If you want to find out more how UK Passive Fire Solutions can assist you please visit our website at

(NCA Sponsor)

Clare Newboult


About VAT Solutions…

We are indirect tax specialists who have worked almost exclusively in the care sector since 2004. We have a unique combination of in-depth VAT and sector knowledge, dealing not only with HMRC on a daily basis (our technical team largely consists of ex HMRC inspectors), but also holding strong working relationships with the relevant contacts at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and health trusts (NI) throughout the UK.

Unlike other general accountancy or tax practices, we use our very specific experience and network of contacts within the care sector on your behalf, thus ensuring that our service provides optimum benefit for your care operation. This level of sector expertise is unique to VAT Solutions. Our tailored approach and the robust systems we have in place, supported by prominent tax counsel and lawyers specialising in care sector regulation, allow us to offer an unrivalled level of expertise.

‘At a time when our sector needs to maximise its financial position, I would encourage any care provider, no matter what size operation they have, to consider the cost benefits and commercial efficiency which the Vat Solutions ‘contract restructuring’ service has to offer.’

Ian Jarvis (Finance Director) - Kingsley Healthcare

Our Contract Restructuring Service…

In these challenging times of ever-increasing cost pressures, the restructuring service offered by VAT Solutions presents a new opportunity for operators (both private and not for profit) to recover VAT on an ongoing basis. By creating the vehicle for taxable supplies (by means of a VAT group registration), we therefore provide a structure which streamlines, centralises and optimises the efficiency of the administration and management of a care operation’s local authority/CCG fee contracting process.

Not only does the new structure create considerable VAT savings for an operator, but also provides significant commercial benefits for the business in the form of improved efficiency and communication regarding local authority fees. Our history of positive and successful dialogue with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, combined with our extensive and thorough implementation support, post implementation advice and ongoing consultative role provide our clients with the best possible outcome to maximise their VAT position.

‘They were with us every step of the way throughout restructuring and implementation and their dedicated trainer worked with our finance team. We really appreciate their ongoing support whenever we need it and they form a ‘niche’ extension to our finance department, plus the opportunity they presented to our business has delivered real benefits above and beyond the norm. It is the contacts, relationships and reputation which they hold within the sector, coupled with their in-depth knowledge of the workings of the care industry, that allow them to maximise the commercial benefit to care operators like us.’

John Hill – Hill Care Ltd

Westfield Health
(NCA Sponsor)

Westfield House, 87 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 1HT

Westfield Health

National Care Association and Westfield Health are pleased to introduce the Foresight Healthcare Plan to members. Whether you need an effective absence and risk management tool, or a valuable employee benefit, the Foresight Plan has been designed to meet your needs as well as providing the health benefits most popular with your employees. All from just £1 per employee per week!