Membership benefits

Our membership scheme is open to everyone in social care – employers, employees, commissioners and training providers. It will help you improve the lives of the people who use care services and help others to do the same.

As a member, we offer practical support and offers on leadership training that will help you deliver excellent care at a time of change in the social-care sector.

You can join us collectively as an organisation or as an individual member, receiving:

  • Advertise your vacancies on our website-these are tweeted and posted on Facebook as well*
  • Advertise your events on the website* 
  • Utilise the Member e bulletin to promote your work
  • Priority booking on Skills Academy programmes and courses
  • Member discounts on Skills Academy programmes*
  • Free networking opportunities for professional development, to meet your peers and make new contacts
  • Access to our Endorsed Providers 
  • The opportunity to pilot programmes and help shape our offers
  • Display the Skills Academy Member logo*
  • A voice in a national organisation that represents every area of social care
  • Be part of the organisation which developed the Leadership Qualities Framework
*Organisation membership only

Who should join

Membership is suitable if you are:

  • An employer - we can help you develop leadership and management skills in your staff at all levels
  • A commissioner - we can help you and your team develop good practice in social care commissioning and service delivery
  • Working in social care - we can help you develop your own skills, give you access to coaching and mentoring, and enhance your career
  • Involved in social care training - we can link you with employers and new clients through our Endorsement Framework.

What it costs

You can become a member as an individual or as an organisation. 

Subscriptions for organisations are based on annual turnover.


  • Annual budget/turnover below £0.5m: £95
  • Annual budget/turnover £0.5m to £1m: £275
  • Annual budget/turnover £1m to £5m: £350
  • Annual budget/turnover above £5m: £450

20% DISCOUNT - for all members of the English Community Care Association, National Care Forum, National Care Association and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group 


Individual membership is only £35 per year.

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