Registered Manager's Networks: a bit of a Gem

Part funded by and with much support from Skills for Care, Care & Support West run Registered Managers Network sessions in B&NES, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We are delighted to be able to offer support to managers in this way; the Network sessions are becoming increasingly well attended although there is room for more members particularly in B&NES.

We believe these sessions are a bit of a gem; they are very well received by those that attend them … 

Don’t take our word for it, we recently asked for feedback and these are some of the things that people said: 

I have found the sessions really useful & informative. The topics are all relevant to us all and it’s great to have access to the resources”. North Somerset RM Network participant

“I really enjoy the RMN as you get to meet people on your level and bounce ideas off each other. Being a Registered Manager can be lonely at times, and attending these sessions makes me remember that we are all in this together and going through the same things. The content is always really interesting and I learn a great deal. The sessions are fun and relaxed so we can all talk about different experiences. These sessions are worth their weight in GOLD”. South Glos RM Network participant 

“I always look forward to the network sessions. This is because the information provided to us is excellent and I tend to take quite a bit away from it … I also find it so refreshing to speak with others who are in exactly the same boat as I am”. Bristol RM Network participant

“I enjoy the fact that we can all let our hair down a bit. As a manager you have to be on top form at all times and this can be rather exhausting, but in the network sessions you can relax a bit … you can be a normal person who is also a manager rather than just a manager” Bristol RM Network participant 

As a new Registered Manager, I have found the Registered Manager’s Network sessions hugely helpful.  It has given me confidence in my own practice, has helped me network with more experienced managers and has given me a clear overview of the KLOE requirements.  I have found It enormously helpful in my first year as manager.” B&NES RM Network participant 

“I always find the Registered Managers Network sessions a supportive and positive workshop. Meeting other managers and off loading thoughts and gaining ideas - no judgement and good to feel at ease to speak up. Over the past couple of year have taken away some great ideas to implement and use within our organisation. “Bristol RM Network participant

If you operate in B&NES, Bristol, North Somerset or South Glos and are interested in signing up to your local Registered Managers’ Network then do contact Mik Alban (Development Director for Care and Support West) on mik.alban@careandsupportwest.com or 07788 498909.

Barbara Harris