Become a member

RM-membershipThe membership organisation for registered managers

Due to the challenges we’re all facing around COVID-19, we're currently unable to dispatch hardcopy membership benefits when you buy or renew membership. This also affects orders from our bookshop. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Skills for Care is the membership organisation for registered managers in England. Through membership we support managers to develop best practice and knowledge, keep up-to-date with sector developments and share ideas with like-minded peers.

Membership benefits at a glance

For only £35 a year, our members receive:

  • a printed copy of our ‘Social care manager’s handbook’
  • monthly newsletters, including practical information and guidance
  • an exclusive annual resource, when you renew your membership
  • discounts on key resources, programmes and seminars
  • access to our members-only Facebook group
  • the chance to train to become a mentor, or receive mentoring
  • a membership certificate and logo.

Become a member

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Get 10% discount on bulk membership

If you buy 10 or more memberships for your managers you'll receive a 10% discount. Email us at 

Find out more here

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

SCMH 250 x 250pxWhen you become a member, you'll receive a number of free or discounted resources to support your role and your service. 

  • Become a member and get a copy of our ‘Social care manager’s handbook’. It covers what you need to know and understand to succeed in your role.
  • Monthly members' newsletter, sharing practical information and guidance
  • Members receive 25% off our 'Effective supervision' and 'Workplace assessment' guides. Take a look on our bookshop here.
  • When you renew your membership, you receive an exclusive printed workbook edition of our 'Time to manage: a practical guide for social care managers'. This guide was written to help social care managers think about, and implement, new strategies for managing their personal time and their time with others.
  • If you don't yet have the 'Wellbeing for registered managers: a practical survival guide' you can still buy it on our bookshop here.

Registered managers need the support of other registered managers. Marlene Kelly, Registered Manager, Auburn Mere Care Home

For only £35 a year, our members receive numerous discounts on our products and services. A full list of our current discounts can be found here. 

Monthly newsletter

Members receive a monthly e-newsletter, full of practical information, updates and guidance for registered managers.

Members-only Facebook group

Members have access to our popular Facebook group, where members share ideas, questions and knowledge and feel part of a community. If you're a member you can join here. 

During the COVID-19 crisis we have opened our members Facebook group to all registered managers and other frontline managers. We want this group to be able to offer support and reassurance to as many managers in our sector as possible during what are incredibly challenging times.

Member blogs

As a member you can share best practice, ideas, news and information with other members. Read some of our members' blogs below. Some examples are below.

Supporting new managers from the outset is key (July 2019)

Julie Lusk. Registered Manager at Solar Care Homes has worked her way from support worker, senior and deputy manager, to registered manager. She talks about how she's embraced her new role through working with peers and engaging with other managers, taking part in pilots, networks, events and forums.

Reaping the many benefits of mentoring  (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. 

If you're a member and have any news to share, or would be interested in talking to us about a blog, please contact us on

Free mentoring

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.

Find out more about the workshops

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. 

Read more about the benefits of mentoring from Kerry Richards,Registered Manager at Kare Plus in Weybridge in her blog here.

Membership is a great, cost-effective way for organisations and employers to invest in their managers. When you buy membership for 10 or more managers you'll receive 10% off the total cost of membership. 

Contact our membership team to discuss buying membership on behalf of your managers at

Find out more here

When you renew your membership up to April 2021, you’ll receive a printed workbook edition of our new 'Time to manage: a practical guide for social care managers' that’s exclusively available to registered manager members. 

The guide was written in the knowledge that the role of the registered manager is often complex, with competing demands on their time. It looks at how they can start to tackle this challenge by exploring ways to manage their time, empower their workforce and delegate tasks effectively. It includes additional activities, top tips and tools that they can use in time management process

How do I renew my membership?     

We'll write to you when it's time to renew. You can then login to your account, and go to your membership pages and follow the ‘Renew now’ link. 

To ensure you don't forget to renew, you can now set up an annual subscription so that your membership renews automatically.