Resources and opportunities to support those starting out in leadership and management in the adult social care sector
With so many overlapping pressures facing the health and social care system, and the inequities that many groups continue to experience, kindness and compassion are qualities that can be hard to practice and sustain.As well as deepening your understanding and knowledge of leadership in the health and care system, this course will also help you develop your own practice of kind and compassionate leadership.This programme will enable you to work more effectively in the gap between your commitment and enthusiasm for change and the reality of making things happen within the constraints of your role and wider system prioritie
Skills for Care hosts local and national events and networks to support the adult social care sector with their workforce development needs.
Search for events in your local area by region and by topic. If you’re looking for network event in your area and can’t find it on the listing below, please contact your locality manager.
Here you can find resources which introduce fundamentals of health and care. Our first learning opportunity is RESTORE2 Training as provided by Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB.
Resources and opportunities to support management and leadership development, including:
Supporting you to build influence, confidence and impact-Aimed at emerging Leaders, this programme will explore different aspects of influence, confidence and impact.
Growing Your Workforce-Aimed at Emerging Leaders, this programme will give you the line management tools and techniques, combined with the leadership skills and behaviours to support you to grow and build your workforce with inclusion and compassion at the centre.
Supporting you with meaningful mediation skills-An applied programme of support with workplace conflict
The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences in someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological, or intellectual challenges. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting, and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level.This apprenticeship is suitable for:
Adult Care Workers who work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home, or some clinical healthcare settings
The Lead to Succeed programme is aimed at aspiring and deputy managers, and consists of 5 face-to-face sessions delivered online.Lead to succeed is at the forefront of the more formal development of aspiring new managers and deputies. This learning programme will help individuals to develop their leadership and management potential, gain knowledge and be supported and challenged to put this into practice.
This Leadership and Management course looks at the foundational skills needed to be a successful manager and leader. It could be that you’ve suddenly found yourself in a position of responsibility, or in charge of a team or running a department, or it could be that you’re in a planned stage of your career and are ready to develop or improve your leadership skills and qualities. This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn more tools and information to succeed in a leadership or management role.
Develop your confidence
The responsibilities of leaders and managers in adult social care can not be underestimated. You need a range of skills, knowledge and qualities to be successful, and you need the ability to draw off these at different times in different situations.In this module, you’ll start to explore some of those abilities and plan your next steps to leading and managing good and outstanding adult social care services.
It’s important to continually respond to and learn from what is going well, and what isn’t going so well. This enables you to make improvements to your service and offer that benefit everyone – especially those accessing care and support.
This qualification is for first line managers seeking to broaden skills, knowledge and behaviours in a more flexible and practical way related to today’s leadership and management practices.
Managers must develop and evolve their practice to respond to the challenges they and their employees face. The Management Essentials course develops the essential management skills to align managing and leading by using a practical and effective model that everyone can understand.
The Manager Induction Standards (MIS) set out what a manager needs to know and understand to perform well in their role.
Leaders and managers are important to the success of any organisation. That’s why the effective induction of managers needs to be a key focus, so they start off on the right step and in the right direction.
Skills for Care has reviewed the Manager Induction Standards (2023) so you can use them to support this process.
This course focuses on a range of topics, including what managers do, what skills they require, and how you can develop as a manager.
This knowledge-based qualification ensures that the learner can demonstrate understanding of the principles of leadership and management in adult care services.
Each of the nine units has a knowledge element where you will learn about management models and theories, which you will then apply to your workplace
The Skills for Care podcast series ‘The care exchange’ celebrates the role of managers in social care.