Leadership in Social Care

Workforce Forum 2024

 June 26th 2024 will see us host the Social  Care Workforce Forum 2024, for further information and to book your place CLICK HERE

To view the SCPD 2023 booklet click here, along with slides from the event.

Current Leadership Offers and Opportunities

Institute for Health and Social Care Management Membership

Exciting news! Lancashire and South Cumbria Health & Care Partnership has paid for membership for all social care managers, deputies and senior leaders to be part of the Institute of Health and Social Care Management.

We recognise in feedback from social care providers the need for leadership development and peer networks and therefore have joined with IHSCM to deliver a training and networking opportunity not to be missed. There are many courses available in leadership, mentoring, communications, coaching, etc and many more in development – all CPD accredited and for social care leaders.

The IHSCM is also recognised for leading on social care initiatives and bringing solutions for social care to influence national priorities through delivering special interest groups, the People Plan for Social Care and the #Greenheartforsocialcare campaign.

For more info please email: [email protected]

International Recruitment

Do you recruit internationally? Do you need support to upskill your staff in UK Social Care skills?

Lancashire Adult Learning are offering a programme to support this starting February 2023.

Programme details – 

6 weeks

2.5 hours per session

The programme will include – 

  • Employability Skills
  • Health & Social Care Values
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Safeguarding, plus more

For further information please contact Nicola Scott on [email protected]

Skills for Care

Visit the skills for care website Home – Skills for Care

Skills for Care work across the whole system to understand the key drivers of workforce change using insight, data and evidence. They provide managers and those involved in the delivery of social care with guidance on best practice, tools, resources and intelligence to support workforce recruitment, capabilities, and culture. This combination of strategic and operational activity is the cornerstone of our reach and insight into the sector.

Further Information and Resources

The People Plan – A Call to Action White Paper is here!

You can download your copy of this years report as well as the previous report from here www.ihm.org.uk/peopleplan

The time for just talk in Social Care has passed. We believe that it is more important than ever to start to make change and action to improve care!

This new report focuses on 5 new areas of social care, examining what the current landscape looks like and the making recommendations about how we can begin to make social care better for the people.

The 5 areas are;

  1. Access to Care
  2. Mental Health and Wellbeing of those using care
  3. Equality Diversity and Inclusion
  4. Policies, Guidance and Regulation
  5. Greener Care

Will you join us is in making social care a better place to work and live?

PIR Podcast

Launched in 2023, The Caring View podcast includes episodes such as ‘How to Complete the PIR’ Podcast Series available on AnchorFM, Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music

This podcast series is aimed at supporting you to understand and complete the CQC’s Provider Information Return. This episode is all about-

Introducing you to the PIR

  • Understanding why it exists
  • Why CQC require the PIR
  • Tips for when completing the PIR
  • Do’s and Don’ts

This series will be led by CQC compliance expert Karen Ritson.

Episode 1 – How to complete the PIR podcast series

Episode 2 – Success and Barriers to Good Care

Episode 3 – People Who Use Your Services

Episode 4 – Restrictions and Restraints, EDI, and Human Rights

Episode 5 – Services you Provide, Video Monitoring, Staff and Commissioning

Lead to Succeed

Lead to succeed is a practical learning programme aimed at aspiring managers and deputies in adult social care services.

The programme is delivered through five interactive modules covering the objectives below:

  • Successful behaviours for leaders and managers
  • Developing a positive culture
  • Effective supervision
  • Leading and managing the process of change
  • Leading and managing the inspection process.


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. We’ve received overwhelming feedback about the difference it can make.

Unlike undertaking formal qualifications, which can often feel like a solitary process, Lead to succeed connects aspiring managers with their peers.

Learners completing Lead to succeed will understand how successful behaviours and practical strategies can support them in their day-to-day work. They will be challenged to put these into practice, boosting their capacity to lead and manage effectively.

The programme includes an emphasis on reflection, helping individuals to learn from their
day-to-day experiences and think about how they can do things differently or get better at
recognising what they do well.

This learning programme is exclusively available from a number of Skills for Care’s endorsed learning providers

Yes, adult social care employers in England can claim up to £500 per staff member on completion of Lead to succeed. Read more about Skills for Care’s Workforce Development Fund here.

The five days are usually delivered over a three-month period, enabling the learning from each day to be put into practice between sessions.

The programme can be delivered flexibly over five days of normal business working hours, or 10 half days, or a different pattern appropriate to delivery choice and/or audience.

Learners are expected to attend each of the five learning and development modules that make up the programme and will only be able to receive a certificate of completion if they have participated in all five modules.

For further information please contact us on [email protected]

The resource, Applying for health and social care jobs in the UK from abroad, has now been published by the Department of Health and Social Care. The guidance and accompanying leaflets for download are available here. (Website link) Applying for health and social care jobs in the UK from abroad – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)