It’s important that adult social care workers have the right skills and knowledge to provide high quality care and support.
We can help fund related training and adult social care qualifications to achieve this.
Funding for adult social care employers
The Workforce Development Fund is now open. Employers can claim money towards the costs of employees completing adult social care qualifications, units and learning programmes.
The Workforce Development Innovation Fund has now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in August..
Funding for individual employers and user led organisations
If you employ your own care and support, you can apply for funding to cover the costs of training for you and your personal assistant through our individual employer funding.
If you're a user led organisation (ULO), you can apply for a grant to deliver training for people who employ their own care and support (individual employers), and their personal assistants.
Funding to explore the use of personal workforce budgets
If you’re a commissioner, funder or social care provider you can apply for funding to explore the use of personal workforce budgets to train and develop the workforce to better support individuals with complex and/ or multiple social care and health needs.
Funding opportunity for SMEs
With the change to Apprenticeship standards we have an opportunity for small to medium sized businesses (SMEs). We have currently have money available to help you embed Apprenticeships into you organisations, this is a great chance to work with us and get extra support. You can find out more and apply on our Tender opportunities page.
Funding for newly qualified social workers
If you’re an employer of newly qualified social workers, you can claim funding relating to the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.
Apprenticeship funding and the levy
If you are here to find out more information on the update to Apprenticeship funding. Please visiting our dedicated page.