About Care Development East

Care Development East is dedicated to promoting excellence across the social care and health workforce in the east of England. We provide impartial advice, support, guidance and information to the sector operating as an independent, non-profit making organisation.

We work to:

  • Support the sector to implement new competencies needed to comply with legislation
  • Promote a positive local image of health and social care
  • Seek and secure funding for the sector
  • Raise the profile of the sector as a career of choice
  • Assist care providers to develop a highly-skilled, person-centred workforce

Our services

Care Development East works with a range of organisations and partners to deliver a high-quality service, develop new initiatives, improve access to training, and promote rewarding careers in care through our brand Care Careers Suffolk and the I Care Ambassadors scheme.

We are committed to keeping the sector informed by offering information, advice and guidance through:

  • Masterclasses
  • Conferences, Roadshows & Exhibitions
  • Training events
  • Registered Managers' Forums
  • Care Development East and Care Careers Suffolk websites, and our information portal Carewise
  • Sector-specific business advice and health checks

Our contact details

You can contact us by post at:

Care Development East Unit 9, Norfolk House, Williamsport Way, Lion Barn Industrial Estate, Needham Market, Ipswich IP6 8RW

By telephone: 01449 720400

By email: info@caredevelopmenteast.co.uk


Three Year Plan 2022 - 2025

Annual Report 2022-23

Annual Report 2021-22

Annual Report 2019-20