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Supporting the development of leaders and managers in social care

Posted on Monday 18th June 2018

Excellent leaders are needed at every level across social care to ensure high quality, safe, effective and efficient care services.  They are essential in developing a motivated, confident and caring workforce that is both highly skilled, and most importantly, valued by all those needing care and support.

Skills for Care recognises that excellence in care starts with a well-led workforce that’s central to the delivery of high quality care and support, and that investing in the development of leaders and staff is crucial.  Its leadership programmes have therefore been developed to support leaders at all levels – from those working on the frontline to those in the most senior leadership roles who manage one or several care services.

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said,

A well trained workforce that’s guided and supported by competent, effective leaders and managers makes a real difference to the lives of people we serve across our sector.

We are placing leadership at the very heart of social care thinking and driving development of our leaders through our programmes and resources, so we can meet the significant challenges of today and tomorrow.

Skills for Care offers a variety of leadership programmes, from its popular Well-led programme for those in front line or operational management roles to the long-standing Top Leaders programme for those in senior management roles who are looking to advance their leadership capability in the new integrated model of social care and health.

Today, Skills for Care is launching 2018/2019 dates for its popular Moving Up programme focusing on social care managers from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who want to accelerate their career and step up into senior management roles. This is an interesting and challenging programme starting in November 2018 for those who want to build their leadership capability and develop the confidence and skills to lead at a senior level.

Beatrice Kragu, Westminster Society who has been on the Moving Up programme commented: “The programme has given me a platform where I feel I can stand and deliver confidently. My staff are listening to me more and they are respecting me.”

Find out more about the range of leadership programmes Skills for Care offer.  Dates for other leadership programme will be launched over the next few weeks.

Follow us on social media this month, where we are discussing #excellenceincare, including resources for our sector’s managers and leaders.