Participants joined a local cohort of new registered managers. They:
- tackled issues, challenges and opportunities through joining an action learning set (a small group)
- became registered manager membership of Skills for Care for two years, with access to exclusive resources, monthly newsletters and discounts on products and services
- attended three face-to-face events with other new managers and Skills for Care; tailored around their needs and interests
- had access to a scheduled series of seven webinars on specific topics relevant to their role; participants joined a minimum of four webinars
- had opportunities to develop their reflective practice
- completed a gap analysis against the Manager Induction Standards (MIS) and produced a Personal Development Plan (PDP).
At the end of the pilot, participants received structured support, increased their knowledge and established a solid base for their continued professional development (CPD).
You can see an overview of the programme here.
The pilot definitely improved by confidence and it has made me think differently about being a leader, not just a manager.
Caroline Sawley, Registered Manager, Oakmount House
To any employer with a new manager I would say give your registered manager the support they need. Give them regular supervision and give them guidance. Just because someone is a registered manager, it doesn’t mean they know it all; they still need help.
Julie Lusk, Registered Manager, Solar Care Homes
You can read Julie’s blog here.
We’re in the process of evaluating this pilot and will use our findings to update our advice, resources and guidance on supporting new registered managers.
You can find our recommendations on developing and supporting new managers here.
You can find full details of our support for registered managers, as well as our role as the membership organisation for registered managers in England, here.