Social Care Forums

Cohesion is a business with purpose, using organisational knowledge and capital to make positive change in social care recruitment practice for the benefit of all registered providers.

After many years of hosting round tables that shared our research and insights from across a broad client base, Cohesion have now launched a series of Social Care Forums, taking place regularly throughout the year.  The purpose of the Forums is to share subject matter, and best practice related to social care recruitment.

Cohesion, event partners and sponsors will seek to influence positive change and results in recruitment practice by presenting research, case studies and market insights and providing an opportunity for networking and collaboration.

Because collaboration is important!

And we want to have an impact on the critical shortage of social care staff in the UK and abroad.

Who will be there?

Social Care Forum attendees include senior HR and operational stakeholders, typically including HR Directors, Heads of Resourcing, Operations Directors, Area Managers, CEO’s, MDs and Directors of Care.

Our Social Care Forum Partners

Cohesion are working with a range of partners, as committed as we are to improving the social care recruitment landscape.

Our partners support our Social Care Forums through their participation; in particular providing different perspectives.

Association of colleges

Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England. A not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1996 by colleges, for colleges, members make up almost 95% of the sector – transforming 2.2 million lives each year in more than 250 colleges.

Cohesion are proud to be working in partnership with the Association of Colleges, advocating the employability of young people and promoting the many varied and rewarding opportunities in social care.

Altura Learning

Altura Learning inspire learners through their innovative, blended learning approaches. This has proven to work extremely well and has helped improved the quality of life and the lives of others.  With a passion for providing the best service to members and innovating learning in the care sector, Altura have continued to ensure carers are receiving specific training and a unique learning experience.

Cohesion are proud to be working in partnership with Altura Learning, with the joint belief that learning begins early in the recruitment process. As well as leading together on the development of a blended learning and recruitment model, Altura regularly contribute to our forum discussions.

BRUCE ADAMS

Head of Sales Europe

Bruce is the Head of Sales in Europe. He manages the wonderful Altura Learning customer success teams in the UK & Ireland who are committed to quality and innovative learning outcomes for our customers. With over 15 years experience in the health & social care industry, Bruce has a strong passion for the sector, and all the brilliant people who work within it.

Neil Eastwood is founder and CEO of Care Friends, the employee referral app for social care, founder of Sticky People and Author of Saving Social Care. He also advised the Department of Health and Social Care on the first National Recruitment Campaign for Social Care in 2019 and speaks on the topic of recruitment and retention of care workers around the world.

Don’t take our word for it!


“You hit the spot, no improvements needed, please keep doing them.”

“Really interesting speakers and valuable information – a laid back but informative approach to the subject matter.”

“Great to have a broad client – side group together, sharing best practice and data.”

“Interesting review of the data and how it can be gathered. In particular; I liked the opportunity to speak to others that were there to see what tools we could use to aid retention.”

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