Information for network chairs

The power of being a big group – having access to information and people we wouldn’t usually… the CQC area manager wouldn’t necessarily visit each individual employer but was happy to come to the group and discuss concerns.

We have over 150 networks across England chaired by managers for managers.

Network chairs are passionate about what they do, and they have first-hand experience of quality care. The chairs provide an opportunity to listen, support and shape their networks to the needs of their area. They develop and promote solutions and share information with full support from their Skills for Care locality manager and wider network.

We also have lots of useful documents and resources to help network chairs set up and run thier network 

Could you lead a network for registered managers in your area? 

  • Every network has a designated Skills for Care locality manager to support them. They can help you to set-up your initial meeting, plan agendas and identify guest speakers. and they will also attend the network meetings.
  • A grant of £750 to £1,500 is also available to meet the cost of running a network.

As a network chair you will be invited to bi-annual and quarterly regional meetings where you can discuss what is working well and what isn't and share best practice with other network chairs in the area. These regional meetings are run by locality managers with a real insight into what is important in your communities. 

As a network chair, you will also receive a regular newsletter from your locality manager. If you have a specific need for your area, please contact your locality manager

 If we didn’t have each other to speak to we’d have these concerns and worries building upon us and nobody to speak to and no outlet for them.

Useful documents and resources for network chairs

We have a number of resources to support our network chairs. 


Network chairs development programme

Our network chairs development programme is available for all network chairs who have not attended before including our fantastic co-chairs, new chairs and deputy chairs around the country. The programme consists of five two-hour interactive workshops over a five-month period with a focus on quality and improvement, wellbeing, supporting and engaging in networks, leadership and influence in your wider community of care.

The network chairs development programme started in September 2021. For more information please contact your locality manager.