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Oct 21

Skills for Care responds to the announcement of funding for a workforce retention and recruitment fund

In a statement to the Commons, the Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup MP said: "Today I can confirm to the house that we are making £162.5m available of additional funding for social care through a workforce retention and recruitment fund to help local authorities work with providers to boost staffing and support existing care workers through the winter".

Date: Thursday 21 October 2021
Oct 21

This year's 'The State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England' report has been published

The latest 'The State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England' report from Skills for Care reveals the significant impact the pandemic has had on both the short and long-term challenges faced by the workforce.

Date: Wednesday 13 October 2021
Oct 21

Adult social care contributes £50.3 billion to English economy, our report finds

The growing adult social care sector and its skilled workforce contributes £50.3 billion to the English economy according to a new report published by Skills for Care. Hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth has to say.

Date: Friday 8 October 2021
Sep 21

Skills for Care launches new Accolades magazine

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new Accolades awards magazine. The magazine is inspired by our celebrated annual awards ceremony, which has been paused due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to keep the spirit of the Accolades alive during these challenging times.

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021
Sep 21

2021-22 Workforce Development Fund has now launched

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2021-22 is now open to adult social care employers in England to support the development of their staff at all levels, offering funding for a wide range of qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.

Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021
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