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Learn how other have used the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help make improvements to their organisation and workforce.
You can also download our statistics for the previous funds:
2014-15 I 2015-16 I 2016-17 I 2017-18 I 2018-19 I 2019-20 I 2020-21 I 2021-22
The Workforce Development Fund is a funding stream from the Department of Health & Social Care disbursed to social care employers by Skills for Care. It aims to support take-up of vocational learning in adult social care by providing a contribution towards the cost of learning. An independent evaluation of the Fund over 2019-22 found that:
People who employ their own care and support (individual employers) and user-led organisations reported a wide range of positive impacts arising from the funding, including improved knowledge and skills and – for individual employers – a better appreciation of their roles and responsibilities as employers. High proportions of individual employers stated that it had made their care and support more relevant to their needs, had made training more affordable and had helped them to retain their personal assistants.
See how others have used the Workforce Development Fund to develop the skills of their workers in these case studies:
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