Careship for Commissioners

Careship is a unique framework designed to develop the leadership ability of everyone who works in social care. While other organisations tell people WHAT they need to do, Careship will give you guidance on HOW you should do it.

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Commissioners have a central role to play in driving excellence in social care through leadership. You may work in local authorities, clinical commissioning groups or with individuals purchasing their own care.

Your needs

Social care is the most important and rapidly growing sector in the country, so let’s work together to transform the quality of care experienced by every single service user.

If we’re to provide service users with a higher standard of care, it’s vital that you – the commissioners who shape the services in a locality understand what good commissioning looks like.

You need to know how to commission services based on the very best practice in commissioning.

The Benefits of Careship

Careship gives you guidance on what excellence looks like, and practical assistance on how to achieve it. It helps you develop your own leadership capabilities to better communicate with providers and service users, and adapt to fast-moving circumstances. Careship gives you the courage to adopt innovative approaches that will transform the culture of care.

The care sector is a unique place in which to work. Our focus is on people, not products, and every service user is an individual, with their own mind, moods and needs. Every day is different and personalisation requires a personal approach.

This means that while leadership is needed in the sector, you can’t simply copy and paste the behaviours that worked elsewhere. A new definition of leadership is needed, one that better captures the specific demands of the care sector: Careship.

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Here are Careship recommended programmes of benefit to commissioners

Programmes for Commissioners

Course Title Course Dates

Governance for Adult Social Care

Good governance has never been more important in adult social care. There is a clear expectation that Directors will have governance systems and processes in place to ensure the delivery of high quality care.

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Moving Up - BAME

This programme is for those who already have experience managing services who have the ambition and potential to progress to the most senior positions in social care.

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Inspiring Leaders programme

This programme is designed for Registered Managers, Service Managers, Operational Managers or Deputy Managers within social care settings, or those who are likely to move into those roles in the near future.

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Front-line leaders

Our Front-Line Leaders programme is designed to improve the leadership and management capacity and capability of people managing the front-line of social care

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Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities programme

Another opportunity to join the highly acclaimed programme

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