Become a member


As a registered manager you’re the lead professional in your service and the role model for your staff.  Your role is critical in making sure that the people you support always receive high quality, person-centred care, but it’s not always easy.

As the membership body for registered managers in England we support you to develop best practice and knowledge, keep up-to-date and share ideas with like-minded managers.

Alongside our members, we hold and champion the values necessary for providing compassionate, person-centred care and work hard to raise the profile of the registered manager role.

Through membership you can access dedicated resources and support, whilst improving the quality of care that your service provides. Membership costs only £35 a year and offers a number of benefits.

Membership isn’t just about the fantastic resources our managers have received, it’s about creating a shared identity and status around the role of the registered manager.  Nigel Taylor, CareTech Group Head of Learning and Development

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As a member you’ll receive:

  • a copy of our ‘Social care manager’s handbook’
  • a monthly members’ newsletter containing ‘Cut out and keep’ updates to print out and add to your handbook
  • discounts on key resources, including our leadership programmes and CQC seminars
  • access to our members-only Facebook group
  • dedicated online resources on specific subjects
  • member-only webinars on topics important to registered managers, delivered by sector experts
  • the opportunity to train to become a mentor, or receive mentoring
  • a membership certificate and logo.

And if you move services just let us know - we’ll make sure your membership moves with you.

If you’re a renewing member use the dropdown below to read about our renewal resource for 2018-19, ‘Wellbeing for registered managers – a practical survival guide’.  If you're not due to renew in 2018-19 but want your wellbeing guide, you can still benefit and buy the guide for the discounted price of £20 in our bookshop.


Choose the membership option that’s right for you and become part of our growing community of registered managers across England. 

  • Join for 12 months for only £35.
  • Buy 10 or more memberships and receive a 10% discount. Email for more information about bulk purchases.

We invest heavily in the training of both our managers and their leadership team to ensure that we deliver quality care today and in the future as our deputies and team leaders work their way up our career ladder. I’m confident that our managers will find it really useful and rewarding to be part of the Skills for Care family. It’s another example of the excellent career package we offer home managers. Suzanne Ratcliffe, Care UK’s Head of Learning and Development

Membership wellbeing resourceYour wellbeing is important. Whilst you will be good at caring for the wellbeing of others, you may not be so good at looking after your own.

When you renew your membership in 2018-19, you’ll receive our 'Wellbeing for registered managers – a practical survival guide'. All other members can purchase it from our  bookshop for £20. 

It’s full of practical information, top tips, case studies, action plans and workbook exercises and includes examples from registered managers and other professionals talking about their own experiences of wellbeing.

We’ll email you when your membership is due for renewal, but you can find your renewal date by logging into your membership portal.

Find out more about renewals  here.

We like to keep up-to-date with what our members are doing and share best practice, ideas, news and information. Read the blogs from some of our members below.

Reaping the many benefits of membership  (March 2019)

Kerry Richards, registered manager at Kare Plus in Weybridge talks about how accessing support from a mentor has helped her service retain its values as it grows. Kerry has taken advantage of the mentoring benefit, part of her registered manager membership.

Being innovative with your recruitment supports long-term retention (February 2019)

Debby Lamont, registered manager for Middleton Hall Retirement Village  shares her thoughts on how being innovative with your recruitment selection can improve the delivery of care and staff retention. 

We have to keep doing new things (January 2019)

Belinda Siggers is Registered Manager at Diligent Care Services In this blog, she reflects on 2018 and on her ambitions for 2019. 

Christmas is all about community (December 2018)

Sandra Anderson, Registered Manager at The Millings, talks about how her service interacts with the local community, to encourage engagement and prevent loneliness over the festive season and beyond.

'Five ways to wellbeing' for registered managers (August 2018)

Julie Lusk talks about why it’s important for registered managers to look after their own wellbeing.

Service excellence starts with leadership behaviour across the team (June 2018)

Jason Denny reflects on what winning a Skills for Care accolade means to Old Hastings House. They won the 2018 ‘Most effective approach to leadership and management’ accolade.   

It's all about people and time (January 2018)

Shirley Steeples from Princess Marina House, run by the RAF Benevolent Fund, shares their best practice initiative on combating loneliness and social isolation for serving and former RAF personnel.

How do you like your toast? I like mine burnt (October 2017)

Gail Godson, tells us about her approach to person-centred care at Home Instead in West Lancashire and Chorley.

Registered managers are at the helm of a positive culture (September 2017)

Beth Cheffings from Ridge House Residential Home talks about when the CQC awarded the care the ‘Outstanding’ rating in May 2017. They praised the culture of the home and Beth’s hands-on approach to management. 

Collaborative working is key to delivering outstanding care (June 2017)

Claire Jackson from Inter-County Nursing and Care Services in Christchurch talks about their approach to delivering outstanding care. 

Investing in top quality leaders and managers (May 2017)

Melanie Holloway from Metropolitan, one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services, says it's vital to invest in your registered managers and discusses the support put in place across their organisation. 

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Being mentored can be useful for registered managers at all stages of their career and can help to increase confidence, improve job satisfaction and develop a clearer career direction.

Become a mentor

Being trained as a mentor gives you the opportunity to mentor others, whilst learning new skills, developing greater self-awareness and reflecting on your practice.

Registered manager members have exclusive free access to one of our mentoring workshops, held throughout the year. You can book onto one of our ‘Become a confident mentor in adult social care’ workshops (usually priced at £160 +VAT).

Each workshop covers:

  • what mentoring is and the benefits of mentoring
  • mentoring core skills
  • the mentoring relationship
  • tools for the mentoring conversation
  • action planning and reflection.

Looking for a mentor?

By becoming a member you have exclusive access to our bank of highly trained mentors. You’ll be matched with another member who has been trained as a mentor, based on the areas of development you're looking for. Email us at 

Become a member now to access all the benefits of mentoring.