Support for registered managers

supporting registered managers - web imageAt the heart of every outstanding service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can create a person-centred culture that delivers great, high-quality care.

We offer a range of support for managers to help you develop your skills, knowledge and confidence. Our support can help you manage your staff and your service, meet the requirements of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and become more confident in your role.

We're also the membership organisation for registered managers in England and support managers to do just that. 

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, or are an experienced registered manager, we support you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to lead a well-led service.

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As well as dedicated resources to support you in your role as a manager, we publish guidance to help you manage your staff and your service.  

As the membership organisation for registered managers in England we want to ensure that our work and activity is shaped by the experiences and views of managers and our members.

Members of our Registered Manager Reference Group help to steer and provide feedback on Skills for Care’s work, through their experience, advice and enthusiasm. The group meets three times a year and provides support to Skills for Care’s projects and campaigns.  

We work closely with the reference group to raise the profile of the registered manager role and grow the recognition of its importance and complexity, whilst ensuring registered managers have access to specific support tailored to their needs.

Find out more about our Registered Manager Reference Group members here.   

We’ve published two briefings that share key messages from research with over 860 registered managers. The briefings map the research findings to examples of the great work done by managers and their employers, as well as our support for registered managers.

  • Download the first briefing: ‘Who are registered managers?’ here.

  • Download the second briefing: ‘Aspiring and new registered managers’ here.

If you want to know more about registered managers in England, visit the dedicated page from our Workforce Intelligence website here

Supporting staff to move from one role to a higher level is important and succession planning should be a key element of any workforce plan. In addition, we know that all managers benefit from having the support of a confident deputy manager, care coordinator or team leader. 

Go to our 'Developing new managers and deputies' guide that supports your service with succession planning and developing the next generation of managers. 

Take a look at our aspiring manager and new registered manager pilot programme to see how we can help. 

You can also take a look at our overview leaflet: 'Supporting your registered managers' here.

For more information on Skills for Care’s support for registered managers you can: