Access Workforce Development Fund via C&SW

We have exciting news for members and the local care community! 

‘Care & Support West’ has been successful in their application to ‘Skills for Care’, to manage the WDF Partnership for the South West.  To include the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset; and open to members and non members.

This means, Care & Support West can now assist you in obtaining funding towards staff development via WDF.  Karen Holley (Contact details below); is engaged on the contract and it’s her job to help you to access the funds.

This is a fantastic opportunity to train your staff and for your staff to achieve, good qualifications and obtain better knowledge for improved delivery in the Health Care Sector.   Great news for your residents, staff and you! 

How does this work?

  • First you have to register with a WDF Partnership.  (Karen will assist you in doing so)

  • Start thinking and planning which staff and qualifications will enhance your business.  Skills for Care have published a whole list of qualifications which you can claim funding towards. (see link below for details) Please note: there are exam board stipulation!

  • Make sure you have completed your Adult Social Care (ASD) Workforce Data Set originally known as the NMDS. (Due to re-open on the 5th Aug 2019)

  • Engage with a Learner to take your candidate through the qualification (again see the link below for more info on Learners)

  • Ensure your candidate finishes the course and obtains a certificate -

  • Apply for the funding.  (Karen can help you apply)

Why not contact Karen by either completing THIS FORM or use the contact details below if you want to talk to her. Please be aware though, there are time restraints and limited funding available, so the sooner you act the better the result.

See Skills for Care link for more information.

Please note – this fund is available to members and Non-members of C & SW.  Do you know of any owner who would be interested to know about C & SW and the WDF?

Karen Holley email:

Tel: 07540 458

*picture from Skills for Care website