Become a Commercially Aware Care Manager

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Join us for an intensive day course which will make you more confident about your knowledge and ability to make your care home more commercially successful.


The key message behind this Manual for the care home manager is that to be a truly successful, compassionate manager you also have to be a commercially aware manager. The Manual provides a summary of the basics of business and commerce in the care home environment, and how to make the best use of your financial resources so you are putting yourself in the best possible position to provide the best possible quality of care for the vulnerable people you work with.



The course facilitator is Chris Manthorp. Chris is an independent consultant on older age issues. His long career in social care includes managing a single, specialist home to managing more than 20 homes, day care, sheltered housing and home care, working in the public and independent sectors, focused on person-centred care. He is a writer, lecturer and trainer.

 The programme is based on Caring Times’ new manual:
The Compassionate and Commercially Aware Care Manager

A complimentary copy of the manual is included in the course price plus light refreshments, but not lunch.


Previous courses:

Following the Caring Times launch of the Compassionate and Commercially Aware Care Manager manual, the first courses based on the manual have been delivered.

  • London – 28th June 2017
  • Birmingham – 12th September 2017

They were given by Chris Manthorp, a well- known consultant in the care home sector, and was based on the content of the manual. The key to this content is that the bedrock of good care home care is compassion but this depends on the manager having the commercial knowledge to make the best possible of the resources on hand and the commercial opportunities which might exist. 

Key topics included:

• the importance of being a compassionate care manager
• commercial awareness and how care homes are funded
• budgets and budgeting
• understanding financial statements
• the importance of your staff team
• making sure inspections are a huge success

The programme is based on Caring Times’ new manual:

The Compassionate and Commercially Aware Care Manager


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