Skills for Care

The frontline care manager role is often complex, with competing demands on your time. 

Do you find yourself thinking ‘I want to manage my time better, but I can never seem to find the time to do it?’

The first thing to say is that time management is not about managing time itself. Time management is about managing the way we spend the time available to us.

In a busy workplace it’s easy for day-to-day demands on time to divert or distract you from your main role. To be an effective manager, it is important that you are able to manage these demands on your time and protect your own wellbeing. 

Taking control of our time means we make better decisions, feel less pressure and take a more holistic view of our priorities.

Skills for Care has produced a range of resources to help you identify priorities and make the most of the time available to you.


PDF - 1,829kb

Our online guide will help frontline managers to find practical ways to manage your time, empower your staff and delegate tasks effectively.  It looks at the personal benefits of time management, how to empower your team and delegate tasks, and how best to prioritise your work. 


Time to manage - a practical guide for social care managers 

This workbook edition is a more comprehensive version of the Time to manage online guide. It expands upon the content and provides access to some unique tools, techniques, and templates to help you to further protect your time. Click here to buy from our bookshop.


Further tools and templates


Webinar: Time management - practical approaches to protect your time

This recorded webinar looks at practical ways for frontline care managers to help manage their time, explore time management techniques and learn from other managers who share their own time management tips. 

Duration 30 mins 54 secs