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Jul 19
Blog

New voice for registered managers in our sector

New voice for registered managers in our sector
Wednesday 17 July 2019

Georgina Turner, our Interim Director for Sector Development – Engagement, reflects on the first meeting of our new Registered Manager Reference Group (RMRG), where a cross-section of our registered manager members joined forces to talk 'all-things managers in social care'.

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Jul 19
Blog

Let's make time to network

Let's make time to network
Monday 15 July 2019

As we continue to focus on developing managers in our sector, our latest blog talks about the power of networks and how they support, not only registered managers, but also assistant and deputy managers. In 2018, we started a pilot testing the impact of establishing a network for assistant and deputy managers in Greater Manchester. Carol Mitchell, Locality Manager for that area leads this pilot and tells us more.

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Jul 19
Blog

Supporting new managers from the outset is key

Supporting new managers from the outset is key
Wednesday 10 July 2019

Julie Lusk is a new registered manager at Solar Care Homes and a registered manager member of Skills for Care. She's worked her way from support worker, senior and deputy manager, to registered manager. Julie talks about how she's embraced her new role through working with peers and engaging with other managers, taking part in pilots, networks, events and forums.

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Jul 19
Article

Supporting employers to be well-led

Supporting employers to be well-led
Tuesday 9 July 2019

Did you know that one of our most popular leadership programmes is the Well-led programme? It has been running for over three years and has been delivered by a dedicated team to over 500 participants across the country.

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Jul 19
Blog

Developing the next generation of managers

Developing the next generation of managers
Wednesday 3 July 2019

As we continue to focus on 'Developing managers' during July, we take a look at how Future Directions CC is shaping personalised programmes to enable the development of new and aspiring managers and deputies. The case study can be found in our new 'Developing new managers and deputies' online guide.

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Jul 19
Blog

A new era of capturing data from our sector

A new era of capturing data from our sector
Monday 1 July 2019

Dave Griffiths, Skills for Care's Product Owner for the new Adult Social Care (ASC) Workforce Data Set, the online data collection service that covers the adult social care workforce in England, shares his experience of creating and shaping this new service. It will shortly replace the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).

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Jun 19
Blog

Could robots help us care?

Could robots help us care?
Wednesday 26 June 2019

This week is UK Robotics Week, where hundreds of robotic events take place across the country, showcasing the advances made in the world of remote application services. Lindsey Hanson, Recruitment and Retention Project Manager at Skills for Care, reflects on her experience attending a workshop, and how robotics can benefit the adult social care sector.

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Jun 19
Blog

Open your doors this Care Home Open Day

Open your doors this Care Home Open Day
Tuesday 25 June 2019

For this year's Care Home Open Day on Friday 28 June 2019, Louise Turner, Registered Manager at The Old Vicarage shares what they have in store, as they get ready to celebrate this year's theme of 'the role of arts in care'.

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Jun 19
Blog

My journey to becoming a registered manager

My journey to becoming a registered manager
Monday 24 June 2019

Today, as we launch our new online guide: 'Developing new managers and deputies' we talk to Alicia Ferrie, Registered Manager at Short Notice Care Services Ltd, who takes us on her journey from apprentice to registered manager. Alicia features in this new guide that supports employers with their succession planning and development of managers.

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Jun 19
Article

Social care staff need to do more to support people's mental health

Social care staff need to do more to support people's mental health
Monday 17 June 2019

For #LearningDisabilityWeek, we talk about how social care staff can support people with a learning disability to improve their everyday mental health.

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