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"Over 90% of services rated good or outstanding for being well-led by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were also rated good or outstanding overall." 

Skills for Care


Leadership Support

Data shows that a well managed workforce with good leadership qualities reduces staff turnover. Ensuring managers have the right skills and network is therefore essential.

Registered Managers Network

Please see note below from Essex Registered Managers network:

My name is Kerry Austin and I am a Registered Manager working within Essex. I have formed a Registered Manager's Network (as the chair!) with Skills For Care. The group meets every three months, normally in Kelvedon and we network, listen to guest speakers around hot topics and have the opportunity to get together with like minded Manager's - all battling with the same lonely issues. It's tough running a service and wearing all the 'hats' at the same time; we all understand this and are there for each other.

Not only do we have the group network meetings but we also have a WhatsApp group which Registered Manager's can join, to not only keep up to date with what's going on in Essex but also an advice line for guidance (and sometimes a much needed moan!).

If you are interested in joining the network then please contact Kerry Austin at or 07919 522341 for more information.


My Home Life Essex

The MyHomelife Leadership Support Group offers care managers/deputies space and support to help them reflect upon their own practice, and that of their staff, and engage in a 'journey' of positive culture change within their own homes.

Managing people

From building resilience to developing your staff Skills for Care has developed resources to help you in your managerial role

See also Creating a positive workplace culture


Moving Up programme

Supporting individuals from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background to progress in their career. The programme includes building confidence and enhancing leadership skills and you can find out more and book places for the workshops here.

Skills for Care Bookshop

Access a range of publications to help supervisors, managers and Registered Managers. 



Mandatory Training Guidance

Skills for Care have developed guidance on refreshing knowledge and skills in a variety of topic areas based on a review of legislation, guidelines, statutory guidance, standards and recommendations. This was produced in partnership with a panel of social care employers, learning providers and representative organisations and was updated in line with the Care Quality Commissions (CQC) revised inspection framework. View the guidance.



Fully Funded Self-care and recovery sessions for Managers with Amanda Waring

The last few months have seen some extremely difficult, challenging and unprecedented times for Care home Managers and staff teams. We have commissioned Amanda Waring, who has thirty years of experience in working with those who have experienced trauma, loss, depression and overwhelm. to run self-care and recovery sessions for care home managers and their staff.  

In these unique Master Classes for Managers, Amanda Waring shares ways of developing resilience and compassionate support, self- care and recovery.

Whilst many managers are dealing with the here and now , focusing energies on the  day to day business of keeping services going, the impact of grief and loss, exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, anger, frustration and need for emotional support, will be there for many.

Amanda Waring will in these meaningful sessions provide space for empowering discussions ,learning from the positive experiences and addressing the challenges.

  • She will provide innovative exercises to sustain resilience and forward thinking.
  • She will address mental well-being and solutions to restore balance through her thirty years of experience in working with those who have experienced trauma, loss, depression and overwhelm.
  • She will provide a safe and nurturing space where you will experience cutting edge relaxation techniques, creative visualisations and meditations to inspire hope.
  • Breath work, chair yoga and deep listening exercises will provide physical and emotional tools going forward.
  • She will share new ways of inspiring leadership .
  • You will create not only a self-care plan for yourself but for your team.

Amanda will then share processes for you to be able to support your teams and staff further encompassing mental , emotional and physical well-being for future sessions that will be run by Amanda for your staff.

The sessions will be run as virtual sessions using Microsoft Teams, you will be able to interact with Amanda as if you were in the same room. The sessions are limited to 15 people per session so as to allow for discussion and meaningful conversations.

To book please complete the attached booking form and return to

Manager Session dates/Times

Tuesday 28th July 14:30 - 16:00

Thursday 30th July 09:30 - 11:00

Wednesday 5th August 09:30 - 11:00


We will also be running sessions for your staff teams:

Care staff sessions

Wednesday 26th August 14:30 - 16:00

Thursday 27th August 12:30 - 14:00

Wednesday 2nd  September 09:30 - 11:00



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