Registered Managers’ Network

Our forum for registered managers offers attendees the chance to network and share best practice. The network has been running since 2015 and meetings are held every other month between 10am and 2pm, with a networking lunch included. The structure of the meetings and the topics covered are all manager-led and Care Development East supports the facilitation of the group.

The network meetings aren’t only about guest speakers, it is also a great opportunity to share good practice with in the group and to discuss issues that may benefit from wider discussion. The meetings are informal and friendly and are held in a supportive environment.

See below for future dates for your diary for 2019 and topic information.

Date Topic Trainer
23 January 2019 Duty of Candour Liz Taylor
20 March 2019 Value Based Recruitment Fran Simons, Skills for Care
29 May 2019 Scils - Information and Navigation of Website Stephen Kitsios
17 July 2019 Mental Health Awareness & Information Sharing Helen Prior-Townsend, Suffolk Family Carers
18 September 2019 What's new at Care Development East Emma White, Interim Workforce Development and Marketing Manager

Increasing retention and supporting care workers to stay in your service

Joanna McCall, General Manager, Home Instead, Ipswich, Woodbridge and Felixstowe


Supporting the Next Generation of Health and Social Care professionals

Kerrey Goosetree and Lizzie Harris, Next Generation Ambassadors and Kate Evans, Apprenticeship Coordinator

20 November 2019 Using Technology to Promote Dignity Louise Coot, Westerfield House 


All our meetings are held at the Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket IP14 2BD.

If you would like to join the Registered Managers' Network, please contact us by emailing  

It is important to let us know you are planning to come along for catering purposes.

Why I look forward to the next Registered Managers' Network meeting

Joy Andrews from The Dell Residential Care Home in Lowestoft has been a Registered Manager for 11 years. She joined the Registered Managers' Network last year after moving to Suffolk from Shropshire. She says she finds the meetings friendly, supportive and informative.

She said: "I always leave with some new form of knowledge, whether it's about new legislation, changes to the sector, how to access cheaper training, or tips on how other Registered Managers are doing the job. For example, we had a talk from a provider who received an Outstanding CQC rating. There was a suggestion about keeping a file of good practice and achievements; I have put that into practice here.

"I find the sessions really enjoyable; in fact, I've started putting down things I want to discuss at the next meeting. You can speak with confidence about any issues you have, for example how you have put things right, and know that you will be heard in a supportive and totally confidential environment. It's good team building exercise for managers and makes you feel you are not alone.

"Because Care Development East invites speakers along to the meetings, we are always asked what topics we'd like to hear about, which makes it tailored to our needs. I always look forward to getting the next meeting date in my diary." 

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