This latest campaign will be around supporting employers to think about the importance of succession planning and developing deputies in their service, developing new managers on their journey and focusing on the continuing professional development of existing managers.
Over the two months, we’ll be sharing ideas and offering thought-leadership around developing managers. You’ll be able to access information and advice through articles, news stories and resources on our website and through sector magazines
There will be lots more, so keep an eye on this page, as we’ll be adding more information and links to useful information, articles and blogs over the coming weeks.
Week 1 : Developing managers: introducing the campaign
We kickstart our June/July camapign around 'Developing managers' with an article from Georgina Turner, our Interim Director for Sector Development – Engagement, who is championing the need for continuing professional development of our sector's managers and their deputies.
Week 2 : The importance of continuing professional development
This week we are talking about the importance of continued investment in the learning and development of leaders and managers.
Karen Carter, our Leadership and Management Programme Head has written a fascinating blog around why this is so important to improve the ongoing quality of care within our sector
Week 3: Learning Disability Week 2019
As a manager, you're responsible for ensuring that people receive the high quality care and support that they expect and deserve.
People with a learning disability can be more likely to experience poor mental health, and social care staff play an important role in ensuring they access the right support.
This Learning Disability Week we've launched free resources to help adult social care staff talk to people about their everyday mental health, and enable them to get the support they need.
Week 4: New ‘Developing new managers and deputies’ guide
As we launch of our new ‘Developing new managers and deputies’ online guide, we ask employers, “where’s your next manager coming from?”
This new guide supports employers to plan for their next generation of managers. It follows extensive engagement with aspiring and new managers in adult social care and presents a recommended route of support and development for future managers. The guide promotes a blend of development opportunities, programmes and qualifications through a step-by-step approach to career progression and includes useful checklists, downloads, examples and inspiring interviews with deputies and new managers.
Click below to access the new online guide, read the news story and a new blog from Alicia Ferrie who takes us on her journey from apprentice to registered manager. There's also a really interesting article on The Guardian website about why we need to raise the profile of registered managers.
Week 5: Developing new managers and deputies continued
Future Directions CIC features In our new ‘Developing new managers and deputies’ online guide, that supports social care employers to develop their next generation of managers. In this blog, their directors share best practice around their succession planning.
Week 6: WDF funding, supporting new managers and being well-led
This week, the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) opens and, for the first time, includes an allocated £3 million for developing managers and deputies. We also talk about supporting new registered managers from the outstet and supporting you to become well-led.
Week 7: The value of peer support
This week, in our first blog, we take a closer look at how peer support through networks can help managers and deputies to develop themselves and their roles.
Have you joined your local Registered Manager Network yet? Find out more here and read the blog below.
In our second blog this week, we look at how our new 'Registered Manager Reference Group' is giving registered managers a voice in our sector.
Week 8: Mentoring and networking
This week, we put mentoring under the spotlight and how it can make a difference to developing managers in our sector.
Read the Partners in Care blog about how they've used funding to introduce a peer-led mentoring project in their area. Kate Blake talks about the benefits for mentors and mentees and offers some top tips.
Blog: Mentoring scheme offers peer support
Week 9: Raising the profile of registered managers
In the closing week of our 'Developing managers' campaign, we hear from Sue Ann Balcombe, Registered Manager at the Priscilla Wakefield House Care Home, who firmly believes that recognition for registered managers in our sector is long overdue. Read her blog below.
We also summarise our June/July campaign in the article below. We hope you've enjoyed it and found our blogs, articles, top tips and resources both supportive and useful for your role and service.