The snow globe effect

Martyn Dawes, registered manager and author, talks about how we all have a tendency to overthink things. He believes that for managers in stressful situations it’s important to stop, step back and create time to reset, to avoid thoughts becoming overwhelming and wait for the answers to come. He stresses the importance of making the right decisions against making theContinue reading ” The snow globe effect”

How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work

Support for registered managers From Skills for Care At the heart of every outstanding service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can create a person-centred culture that delivers great, high-quality care. We understand that you’re going through incredibly challenging times at the moment, and everyone at Skills for Care is humbled byContinue reading “How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work”

When life gives us lemons, we make lemon drizzle cake…

Registered manager Felicity White looks at how they made the most of 7 acres of gardens where people could enjoy the outdoors safely. Felicity is also Co-Chair of the Skills for Care Registered Manager Network in Mid Kent. When life gives us lemons, we make lemon drizzle cake…

Let’s keep talking about wellbeing

Oliver French, Project Manager for Employer Engagement at Skills for Care, talks about the importance of supporting the wellbeing of our sector’s managers. Over the last 12 months, Skills for Care has talked a lot about the wellbeing for registered managers. It’s a theme that underpins much of what we do as a membership organisationContinue reading “Let’s keep talking about wellbeing”

Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?

Project Manager, Rob Hargreaves, talks about safe staffing levels and how Skills for Care new online guide can help you decide how many staff you need to meet the needs of your service, no matter what the circumstances. Safe staffing is about having enough staff, who have the right values and skills, to deliver highContinue reading “Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?”

The crisis in care home supply

David Oliver article for the BMJ, 2nd October 2018 Abstract Care homes are a neglected area of public policy that we have to get right. Pressure on care home places is increasing, alongside huge recruitment and funding problems. Last year Oxford Brookes University’s Institute of Public Care (IPC) studied data from the Care Quality CommissionContinue reading “The crisis in care home supply”

Registered manager membership in England goes from strength to strength

Sharon Allen, CEO Skills for Care in England writes: In a rather different enews, I want to share some of the best features and articles that our registered manager members of Skills for Care have received over the last 18 months in their monthly newsletters. Our members’ newsletter is packed with useful information and articlesContinue reading “Registered manager membership in England goes from strength to strength”

Your July 2017 registered manager newsletter

Hello and welcome to the July edition of your membership newsletter. This month, your ‘Spotlight on…’ features member, David Morgan who talks about his experiences as a registered manager and how this has changed over the course of his career. David provides us with an interesting insight into how managing several services presents its ownContinue reading “Your July 2017 registered manager newsletter”