Skills for Care


Throughout July we’re putting the spotlight on #SupportingManagers

Managers play a crucial role in social care. You're not only responsible for supporting those who need care and support, but for taking care of staff and influencing the quality of care across the sector. 

So, it’s crucial that you get the support you need to help you do your job effectively and understand how you can look after you own wellbeing. 

At Skills for Care, we’re here to give you a helping hand. This month we’ll be sharing information and ideas through blogs, articles and social media posts using #SupportingManagers. 


Supporting managers resources

Support to help you recognise your own support and development needs  

Registered manager membership  

We support managers to develop best practice and knowledge, keep up to date with sector development and share ideas with like-minded peers. Members receive monthly newsletters, exclusive resources and discounts on products and services. 

Become a member 

Local manager networks 

We have over 150 networks across England that support managers and deputy managers to share knowledge and access peer support. They cover every local authority area and always welcome new attendees. 

Find your local network 

‘The care exchange’ podcast

Hear from other managers sharing their experiences. It's a great place to pick up some good ideas to support you in your role and feel less isolated. Each episode features a different guest providing inspiration and tips.

Listen to the podcasts

Managers Facebook group 

Our Facebook group is open to all registered managers and front-line managers in similar roles. The group is used every day to help managers stay connected and share advice, experiences and guidance. 

Join now 

Registered manager webinars

Covering a range of topics including wellbeing, contingency planning, risk assessment, effective delegation, meaningful  activities and many more. These are supported by bite size resources which include tips, checklists and toolkits. 

View the webinars 

Digital learning for managers

11 online modules to help develop managers, based on the Manager Induction Standards. These short cover topics including communication, resources and decision making. They aim to increase knowledge and build confidence in the workplace. 

Access the digital learning modules 


Support to help you improve your service 

Recommendations for CQC providers

We offer practical support to help you to deliver ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ care and meet Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. This includes free guides, events and funding opportunities, to help you to recruit, develop and lead your staff and retain them.

View our recommendations for CQC providers


Support to help you effectively manage your teams 

Individual employers hub 

Access a range of resources on our information hub to think about your responsibilities as an employer of a personal assistant. You'll find useful toolkits, guidance, templates and resources about recruiting, training and managing your team. 

Visit the information hub 

Workforce wellbeing support 

We offer a range of guidance, support and learn from others stories to support you manage your own wellbeing as well as your teams. We’ve also developed an online wellbeing resource finder making it easier for you to find the right resources to meet your needs. 

View the wellbeing resources