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This major conference offers exclusive promotional opportunities to organisations interested or involved in the adult and children’s services sectors. If you are, or want to be, a supplier of social services, educational or related products to public, private and voluntary sectors, the 2011 national conference represents a unique and exciting opportunity to raise your profile. It offers access to more than 1,000 local authority members, senior officers, policy makers and service managers.

The event will be a major marketplace for business, lobbying, pressure and voluntary groups. In addition, sponsorship offers your organisation the chance to promote itself to the largest, most prestigious adult, children’s services and education audience of the year.

Sponsorship opportunities are available here

Gold sponsor

Trimega Laboratories

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Established in London in 2005, Trimega Laboratories is the European leader in the development of innovative techniques for testing for substances of abuse, with world-class capabilities and research which have become the industry standard. Its core business is laboratory-based analysis of hair samples that provides accurate historical records of alcohol or drugs dependency over a one to twelve month period. In the UK, Trimega’s core clients include family law specialists, law courts and social services.

Trimega has played a lead role in developing its industry and the application it has in child custody cases. On 28 June, a lawyer who had used Trimega evidence won the title of Legal Aid Family Lawyer of the year for her work in keeping a family together. Using dual-marker hair testing technology provided by Trimega Laboratories, the lawyer succeeded in persuading a court that a mother had not been drinking, an outcome that was instrumental in reuniting her with her children. A previous single test conducted by another provider had suggested that the mother had been drinking.

Trimega was the first to market with dual-marker hair alcohol testing, which provides very accurate results. The Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) confirmed in March 2011 that dual-marker testing on hair for alcohol misuse provides accuracy rates of over 94 per cent for false negatives and over 99 per cent for false positives. The SoHT’s consensus was based on analysis of Trimega’s data set of approximately 2,000 dual hair testing samples, the largest of its kind in the world.

Trimega employs nearly 53 people in the UK, South Africa and Germany. Dr Zola Skweyiya, the UK High Commissioner for South Africa, opened Trimega’s £1m state-of-the-art laboratory in Manchester in February this year.

Trimega won the title of Best Use of Technology in the 2008 Barclays-sponsored Startups Awards, and has been on the shortlist for the National Business Awards three years running. Trimega is also one of 25 companies to represent the UK in the 2011 European Business Awards.

Trimega conducts its hair alcohol analysis in laboratories in Germany which are accredited with international standard ISO 17025 by DAkkS, the German issuing authority. Trimega’s UK laboratory in Manchester, which carries out drug tests, operates to ISO 17025 standards, and has ISO 9001:2008 certification from Lloyd’s Register Group, itself accredited by UKAS, for the ‘provision of clinical collecting, testing, analysis and interpretation services for substances of abuse’. In addition, the Manchester laboratory is the only UK laboratory in the industry to have ISO 14001 certification from QMS International, the environmental management system standard for internal quality management. Trimega is also an Investor in People.

Telephone: 0845 388 0124

Media sponsor

The Guardian

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Guardian Jobs is delighted to Media Sponsor this year’s NCAS conference. Our highly regarded newspaper and Society supplement; coupled with our award winning recruitment site, means that we are ideally placed to support and inform time poor, cash strapped Children’s and Adult Service providers. Please pop by our stand, C31, to catch up with the team.

Email: stacey-rebekka.karlsson@guardian.co.uk
Telephone: 0203 3532165

Silver sponsor


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Capita is local government’s leading professional services partner and work extensively with adult and childrens services. We drive change during challenging times by developing:

- new target operating models: balancing internal and external provision
- joined-up re-ablement services
- streamlined front and back office functions
- targeted, agile and mobile services
- frameworks for joint working with partners: including health and the third sector
- evidence-based preventative services
- lean, customer focussed services.

Capita Consulting is the management consultancy arm of The Capita Group Plc.


Email: consulting@capita.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 901 0068

My Care My Home

My care My home“I need care!” Will the Council or NHS pay for it? Will they advise me what kind of care I need? Will I have to sell my house? What is available in my area? How good is it? Approximately 75,000 people each year face these questions with no ready access to helpful advice.

My Care My Home has been launched to give this advice to anyone who needs expert answers to these questions; freely and in the security of their own home. The Service is being rolled out Local Authority by Local Authority throughout the UK over the next two years. My Care My Home is owned by Shaw Healthcare and its associated charity Shaw Homes. Shaw healthcare (caring for 3500 people and with over 4000 staff) has been developing and operating high quality care homes, domiciliary care and hospital services in partnership with Local Authorities and the NHS for over twenty years.

1 Links Court
Links Business Park
St Mellons
Cardiff CF3 0LT
T: 0800 731 8470


Newham London’s vision is to make our borough a major business location, a place where people choose to live, work and stay. Everything the council does centres around ‘resilience’ – ensuring people have the right skills to overcome difficult circumstances and thrive, whatever their background.

Newham has:

- England’s largest council-led volunteer programme
- England’s largest summer sports and activity programme
- a job brokerage programme that helped 7,800 residents into work in four years
- free school meals for every child
- free swims for over 60s and under 16s
- free music tuition for every year five and six pupil.


London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
London E16 2QU
Telephone: 020 8430 2000

Bronze sponsor

My Amego

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MyAmego’s intelligent monitoring and risk alert system enables people with diverse and changing needs, including dementia, to live as independently as possible. It is discreet and passive to the user, with no buttons or cords. MyAmego supports quality personalised care whilst providing reports for use in assessing and evidencing outcomes.

MyAmego Healthcare Ltd
PO Box 279
Telephone: 01353 741545
Email: info@myamego.com

The Open University

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The Open University is the UK’s major provider of social work and social care education. Working with over 400 employers, we offer degrees and professional qualifications in social work, youth justice, children and youth work. Our courses are flexible, accessible and professionally relevant – rated highly by students and employers.

For more information please call +44 (0) 845 300 60 90  or visit www.openuniversity.co.uk/choosecare

Student Registration & Enquiry Service
The Open University
PO Box 197
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Options Group

Options Group provides specialist person-centred services for children, young people and adults with autisticOptions Group logo spectrum disorders and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties that promote choice, control and positive outcomes. Our ‘Pathway’ approach enables us to offer pro-active and planned progression through our specialist schools, transition services and residential/supported housing services.

For more information please call 08442 487187
Email info@optionsgroup.co.uk or visit www.optionsgroup.co.uk.

Ridgeway Partnership

Ridgeway Partnership is a specialist NHS Trust providing person-centred support to people with learning disabilities and other complex needs. Our professional, multi disciplinary workforce offers in-patient services, community teams, supported living and community based support services. We support over 3000 people across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Bath and Somerset.

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Contact:Slade House
Horspath Driftway
Telephone: 0800 466 1025
Email: peopleservices@ridgeway.nhs.uk

Further information


Richard Mole
Sponsorship and Exhibitions Officer
telephone: 020 7664 3157

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