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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.

In these challenging times, it is great to share the good news that Skills for Care have confirmed our WDF funding for 2020/21.  Amanda and I are busy updating our WDF Funding Pack for 2020/21 and this will be emailed to you electronically and available to download on the SPiC website next week. 

In the meantime, please ensure that you are eligible to claim by updating your Adult Social Care Workforce Data Sets (ASC-WDS).  If you have any problems logging on to your ASC-WDS accounts or with updating,  please contact the Skills for Care Support Team by email at ascwds-support@skillsforcare.org.uk or call them on 0113 241 0969.

We are looking forward to supporting you with claiming WDF in 2020/21 and will be in touch by email very soon with all the information you need to start claiming.

If you have any queries about claiming please contact us by email on jsmith@spic.co.uk and aberey@spic.co.uk