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Workforce Development Fund (WDF)

Background

WDF is funding from the Department of Health that is distributed by Skills for Care through a network of employer led partnerships across England. The Care Workforce Development Partnership (CWDP) which is part of Shropshire Partners in Care is the employer led partnership for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Adult Social Care employers in England can access WDF towards the cost of staff completing adult health and social care qualifications e.g. Apprenticeships, Diplomas, Certificates and Awards.

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for 2019/20 is now open and we are ready to receive your claims for processing.

The WDF Funding Pack 2019/20 has been issued electronically to all Adult Health and Social Care providers in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin and it is also available to download on the SPiC website.

If you are new to claiming WDF, you will need to complete the WDF Member’s Declaration Form for 2019/20 and return it electronically to Amanda Berey at aberey@spic.co.uk .  The WDF Member’s Declaration Form was emailed to you with the 2019/20 Funding Pack and you can also download a copy from the SPiC website.

To be eligible to claim WDF in 2019/20 you will need to have completed 90% of the ASC-WDS (Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set) staff records since the 1st April 2019.  If you updated your NMDS-SC prior to its closure on the 18th July 2019, your information will have automatically migrated to the ASC-WDS. If you have any queries or need support with this, please contact the Skills for Care Support Team on 0113 241 0969.

In 2019/20 you can claim up to a maximum of £2,000 per learner

If you have any WDF queries please contact Jackie Smith or Amanda Berey on 01743 860011

We will be running drop-in sessions for WDF and NMDS-SC throughout the year and the next session is on Tuesday 26th November 2019 at the Glebe.  Please contact Amanda Berey to book a place.

Please note that our next WDF contract milestone is 15th November 2019 when we are required to have claimed 40% of our Contract, so before this date please send all the claims that you have for completed qualifications to Jackie Smith at jsmith@spic.co.uk