Adult care home manager

Sustaining the number of adult care home managers – a future problem?

Sustaining the number of registered adult care home managers in Wales could become a further issue in the long-term due to a combination of factors, the most recent profile report on the profession has shown.

The 2015 profile report of adult care home managers in Wales is now available on our website, and has been compiled by the Care Council to build up a clear and accurate picture of the sector using data we hold on our registrants.

The report shows that, overall, the current register of adult care home managers is stable, despite a slight decrease in the numbers registered.

But the combination of a number of factors – including a significant movement of managers between services last year and the existence of only a small pool of deputies and qualified registrants available to step in to manager roles which become vacant –could further affect this stability in the longer term.

Regulation officers have been working closely with Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) to consider the data, which is being used to inform the Care Home Steering Group established by the Minister for Health and Social Services.

> The Profile of the Adult Care Home Managers in Wales

Workforce Development update report - October 2015

Keep up to date with current progress and future key actions in Workforce Development. The October 2015 update report is available now. The next update will be published in January 2016.

> Workforce Development update report - October 2015

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