Training managers to deliver more for less in social care

A new training programme will help social care managers improve services and deliver more for less, says National Skills Academy for Social Care head of membershp and engagement Debbie Sorkin.

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A new training programme will help social care managers improve services and deliver more for less, says National Skills Academy for Social Care head of membershp and engagement Debbie Sorkin.

Following a successful pilot with Devon Council, the National Skills Academy for Social Care is rolling out Lead to Succeed, its latest programme aimed at operational leaders. We see operational leaders as including registered managers, service managers, operations managers or other managers of adult social care services. The findings of the skills academy’s recent pan-sector survey, Who Cares?, identified these professionals as key to driving improvements in services.

Lead to Succeed is designed to generate visible impact on the quality of services and provide more for less by enhancing productivity through the behaviour exhibited by workers.

The programme is based around five one-day workshops, which can be taken singly or in groups:  

• Leading and managing cultural development;
• Successful behaviour for managers and leaders;
• Supervision and appraisal;
• Leading and managing the process of change;
• Leading and managing the inspection process.

The workshops are £139 + VAT per person for members and those within member organisations, and £149 for non-members. You can become a member via our website. Special packages are also available to members with a group of staff to train, and the programme is designed to accommodate up to 30 learners at each workshop. Elements of the programme can be tailored to specific requirements that participants may have.

We are selecting co-hosts across the country and will be confirming dates and venues in the near future. If you would like to attend one of these events, or if your organisation would like to receive further information, please email Matthew Parris at the academy.

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