Become a member

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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 and webinars
  • 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 membership@skillsforcare.org.uk.. 

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.
  • 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 ‘Guide to improvement’. This guide helps services meet and maintain the standards expected by the CQC. 
  • 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. 

Members receive a monthly newsletter and access to our popular private registered manager members' Facebook group, where members share ideas and knowledge and feel part of a community. 

Join as a member

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

Building community links to improve dementia care  (May 2019)

Fred Mairet, Registered Manager at Home Instead Senior Care Westminster, about how he builds community links to improve dementia care in the service he manages and in the wider community.

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 membership@skillsforcare.org.uk.

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

  • Join individually for 12 months for only £35.

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  • Buy 10 or more memberships and receive a 10% discount. Find out more by emailing us at membership@skillsforcare.org.uk. You can also request a complimentary copy of the resources that our members receive to help you decide.

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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 membership@skillsforcare.org.uk

Find out more here

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When you renew your membership before April 2020, you’ll receive a printed workbook edition of our new 'Guide to improvement’ that’s exclusively available to registered manager members. It explains how to identify, plan and implement improvements across your service, to ensure that you continue to deliver high quality care and support that meets, and exceeds, the CQC’s fundamental standards.

Find out more about the guide here.

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.    

Membership wellbeing resource

Your 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.

If you don’t already have your copy of our 'Wellbeing for registered managers: a practical survival guide' you can purchase it from our bookshop for only £15 during January 2020 (usually £20). 

The guide’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.

Make sure you give yourself time for reflection and maintaining your own wellbeing. If you don't look after yourself, how can you be expected to look after others. Julie Lusk, Registered Mananger, Solar Care Homes

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 membership@skillsforcare.org.uk 

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.