Develop yourself

It's important that you have the opportunity to develop yourself, if the highest standards of quality in social care are to be met. 

We have tools and programmes specifically created to help you in your role.

  • Start by becoming a registered manager member of Skills for Care. It gives you the opportunity to keep up-to-date with best practice and knowledge and share ideas with like-minded managers.
  • Join one of our registered manager networks across England that offer local, practical peer support.

Development programmes

  • Our Lead to succeed programme is designed to help aspiring leaders and managers to develop their leadership and management potential. Claim up to £500 from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) towards the cost of the programme.
  • Take a look at our Well-led programme, designed to support you to deliver care in line with the expectations of a well-led service. Claim up to £500 from the WDF towards the cost of the programme.
  • NEW continuing professional development (CPD) modules for managers: Understanding performance management; Understanding self-management skills and Understanding workplace culture. Claim up to £125 per learner per module from the WDF.
  • If you’re interested in learning a specific skill, make sure you take a look at our learning and development webpages.

Click here to find out more about the Workforce Development Fund and how you can apply.

Other resources

  • If you’re a new manager, take a look at the Manager Induction Standards (MIS) that set out what a manager needs to know and understand to perform well in their role.
  • You can use our ‘Care manager starter pack’ to help you induct yourself into the role, preparing you for the support, supervision and planning of care that’s needed.
  • We’ve produced a 'Developing new managers and deputies' online guide to help you to succession plan. Use this resource to help you plan how to support your senior support worker, team leader, care coordinator or deputy to take the next step in their development.