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Let's make time to network

Let's make time to network
Blog posted on 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.

Supporting new managers from the outset is key

Supporting new managers from the outset is key
Blog posted on 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.

Supporting employers to be well-led

Supporting employers to be well-led
Article posted on 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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£3 million boost to develop social care managers

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Adult social care's 21,200 registered managers and their deputies are in line to benefit from £3 million through the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) that's specifically earmarked for the development of the skills and knowledge they need to lead high quality services.
Date:
Tuesday 9 July 2019

New website launches to support the digital skills of the adult social care sector

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Launching today, Digital Social Care is a new dedicated space run by social care providers for social care providers. It provides advice, tools and support to the sector on technology and data protection.
Date:
Thursday 27 June 2019

New guide addresses the importance of succession planning

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With at least 10,000 registered managers retiring in the next 15 years, Skills for Care's new succession planning guide will help adult social care employers plan for their next generation of leaders.
Date:
Monday 24 June 2019
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