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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, Awards and Learning Programmes

Our first WDF milestone for 2020/21 is due in just 4 weeks.  So far, we have only received a small number of claims and we are considerably short of reaching the milestone target of £25,000.

Please prioritise sending your WDF claims for completed qualifications and learning programmes to Jackie and Amanda at Shropshire Partners in Care (SPiC) in the next few weeks.  You will need to attach the following evidence to your claim forms:

  • A copy of the Learner’s completed certificate which must be dated from 1 January 2020 onwards
  • A copy of the Learning Provider or Endorsed Provider invoice if you are claiming for course fees

All of the information and forms that you need to make a WDF claim can be found on the SPiC website

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

If you need help with claiming WDF please contact Jackie at jsmith@spic.co.uk or Amanda at aberey@spic.co.uk