Skills for Care

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Network meetings are currently virtual and around two hours long. They are based on themes and each meeting will be structured in the same way so that the deputies know what to expect.

New networks will start with an introductory session and then participants will be able to choose from a series of the suggested topics below – or even add their own topics!

  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Delegation with confidence and dignity
  • Self-confidence and personal effectiveness
  • Communicating inside and out
  • Making sense of information


Deputy manager networks near you

Find details of your local deputy network including contact details and dates of future meetings.


This was my first session and I really enjoyed it. It helped me feel more connected and not alone. The subject was interesting to talk through.

Deputy manager
South West network


Being part of the deputy manager group has really helped my confidence and made me believe in myself going through my cqc registration process. The support from the group was incredible when I was asking about the fit for work interview I had to complete to become registered as this was really playing on my mind. I was extremely grateful to have this support network behind me, they are always there for advice and to share experiences with. I feel very lucky to be a part of this group and enjoy the meetings.

Deputy manger
Midlands network