Adult care home manager

Step Up to Management

The Care Council has a unique opportunity for social care workers in south east Wales. We are working in partnership with the South East Wales SCIP to pilot an exciting new programme for aspiring managers that aims to provide social care workers with the knowledge and understanding needed to make the transition into a management role.

The programme, which will begin in November, will cover three key areas of management within social care:

  • Understanding person centred practice in the leadership and management of social care.

  • Understanding theories, models and frameworks for the leadership and management of social care services.

  • Understanding the leadership and management of effective team performance in social care.

This opportunity is open to social care workers from the counties of Blaenau Gwent; Bridgend; Cardiff; Caerphilly; Merthyr; Monmouth; Newport; RCT; Torfaen; and the Vale of Glamorgan.  

Further information

If you are or know of a social care worker who is interested in developing their career as a social care manager, download an information sheet and application form.

> Information sheet 

> Application form

Contact or for an informal discussion.

Communities of Practice for Adult Residential Care

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of older people who live in residential care homes?

The Care Council and the Western Bay Social Care in Partnership (SCIP) are working together to pilot a community of practice for adult residential care managers and practitioners across Bridgend, Swansea and Neath-Port Talbot.

We are holding an event on the 24th September at Baglan Church from 9.30 – 1pm to explore how we can work in partnership with you to take this forward.

To find out more or to book a place, please contact Annie O’Reilly

Registration as an Adult Care Home Manager

The Rules for Registration as an Adult Care Home Manager have been amended. From 16 February 2015, First Level Registered Nurses will be able to apply to register with the Care Council as an Adult Care Home Manager if they hold either the NVQ level 4 in Management or the Level 5 QCF Diploma in Leadership and Management (as long as these have been obtained whilst working in a health or care setting).

> Table of Qualifications required for working in Care Homes for Adults in Wales

The decision to change the Rules for Registration has been made in response to a recognition of the increasing nursing needs of those living in Care Homes.
This is an interim measure whilst the Care Home Steering Group established by the Health Minister determines a vision for the Care Home sector and any implications this may have for the future workforce in Wales.

Profiles of the registered workforce

Each year the Care Council publishes a statistical profile of each of the registration roles with mandatory registration in Wales.

> Profiles of the registered workforce

Supervising and Appraising Well

The Supervising and Appraising Well booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance, clarity, ideas and examples for everyone responsible for carrying out supervision and appraisal with social care workers.

> Supervising and Appraising Well