Our networks are a place for managers to come together with other managers in their local area. They offer a safe space to connect with peers, an opportunity to be open with each other and to support each other’s challenges, as well as building and sustaining a positive collective identity.
We support over 140 local networks across England. In 2021/22, over 500 network meetings took place across all our networks.
At each network, managers share knowledge and can access peer support. They hear from a range of guest speakers including local CQC inspection teams, commissioners, Integrated Care System (ICS) representatives and local wellbeing hubs. Certificates of attendance are also offered and are a great way for managers to evidence CPD to the CQC.
Our networks are chaired and led by registered managers and new attendees are always welcome.
The power of networks
In a recent survey highlighting the value of networks to both registered managers and deputy managers we found:
- 97% of managers would recommend joining their registered manager or deputy manager network.
- 82% felt more valued and supported in their current role as a result of attending their network.
Find out more in our power of networks infographic.
Brand new event | The power of registered networks - why should you join?
Wednesday 24 January 2024 | 14:30 - 16:00 | Register now
This event is aimed at managers from adult social care services who don’t already attend a local network. You will learn about how the networks are run, the benefits of attending, and how we continue to raise the profile of registered manager. The event will also include taster sessions where we will talk about the key topics, issues and challenges that registered managers face.
Find your local network
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Our networks cover every local authority area in England - find your local network and contact details with the network directory.
Contact your Skills for Care locality manager to find out what's happening in your area and how to join your local network.
Information for network chairs
We have a range of resources to support you in this role. Find out more.
Hear from our networks