Registered managers

Skills for Care is the membership organisation for registered managers in England. Through our day-to-day work with managers, as well as specific research and consultation activities, we understand and respond to the workforce, leadership and management opportunities and challenges facing registered managers.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career as a registered manager, or are an experienced manager, we can support you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to lead a well-led service.

We can support you through a number of ways, including registered manager membership, local registered manager networks, resources, seminars and leadership programmes to support your personal development and career progression.


By becoming a registered manager member of Skills for Care for only £35 per year, you can join a community of registered managers dedicated to improving the quality of adult social care. The benefits of membership are vast and include a copy of our 90-page Social care manager's handbook, exclusive resources, monthly newsletters and support.

Members renewing in 2018-19 have access to our exclusive new resource ‘Wellbeing for registered managers: a practical survival guide’. Members not due to renew in 2018-19 can buy this from our bookshop from 10 April 2018 for only £20.  You can find out more about this resource in our ‘renew’ section here.


Good managers are committed to working with others and embedding best practice. The registered manager networks provide local, practical support, peer support and are a great way to meet other registered managers in your area.


We’ve produced resources to help you with the issues you face on a day-to-day basis. We’ve arranged these under the headings below, so have a look around.

Our work in 2018-2019

Alongside our work in 2018-2019 with aspiring and new managers we're publishing two briefings in September and October 2018, sharing key messages from research with 860 registered managers. The briefings map the research findings to examples of the great work done by managers and their employers, as well as our support for registered managers.

  • Download the first briefing: who are registered managers here.
  • Download the second briefing: aspiring and new registered managers here. 

Find out more

For more information on Skills for Care’s support for registered managers you can: