Group urges action to boost managers’ status
A group representing registered care home managers and managers of other care services across the UK met recently to raise the disappointing status of managers who hold key roles in the delivery of quality social care services. The group included members of the Social Care Association (SCA)and John Burton, head of the Association of Care Managers (ACM).
In particular the group discussed the need to value managers in achieving improvements both at a strategic policy level and within companies under pressure to deliver practice improvements.
A letter has been sent to the care services minister Paul Burstow to propose further work following his expression of interest in the needs of managers working in care homes and other areas of social care provision.
There were two key conclusions which should be the aspiration of any future work:
- The manager is a recognised professional in