Skills for Care

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for 2022-23 is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care disseminated by Skills for Care.

Applications are now closed for large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships. This page will be updated once the 2022-23 WDF opens.

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. 


Key sector priority

In 2022-23 WDF will continue to provide additional support to registered managers and frontline managers as this is key to providing quality care and supporting the workforce. Enhanced funding will continue to be available for the completion of leadership and management qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.