Local networks for managers

Confidence, reassurance, knowing you’re in the same boat as others and having someone to share problems with.  

Registered Manager

RMN-web-imageThousands of managers attend the 150 local networks that we support across England. At each network, managers share knowledge, hear from guest speakers and access peer support. We surveyed the managers at networks and they told us they:

  • had a better understanding of legislation and policy (74%)
  • were more confident and prepared for inspection (68%)
  • felt more positive about their roles (69%)
  • felt less isolated (70%).

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Each network is led by a chair who is also a registered manager, and supported by a Skills for Care locality manager. They meet at least three times per year and always ensure that the topics covered are relevant to local managers.

Find your local network

Our networks cover every local authority area in England and always welcome new attendees.

At the Hartlepool network our aim is ensure that all organisations are up-to-date with current training needs and that staff come on board with the values and beliefs that we have. We are all aiming for the same outcome and that is to ensure people are safe and supported by promoting independence and having the best quality of life - achieving dreams and aspirations.   

Samantha Gardner, 

Registered Service Manager, Real Life Options

Find out more about the benefits of networks by hearing from other managers across our sector.

  • Hear from Marlene  Kelly, Chair of the Watford network in our autumn 2019 Care magazine (pages14-15)
  • Read about how a network in the North West shares best practice and improves standards here.
  • Read reflections from members of the CQC after they visited a network.
  • Read about how a a thriving network in Coventry started in 2017 here

The managers that attended were very supportive of the network and found it very useful to have the opportunity to talk to a representative from the CQC, who was very pleased to see networks like ours being set up and to support these. 

Derby City registered manager network

If you're a network chair, we have lots of resources to support you in this role.

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