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

Employers can claim money towards the costs of employees completing adult social care qualifications and learning programmes. Information about the Workforce Development Fund 18/19 will be published when the fund launches. 


The Workforce Development Innovation Fund is now open. It supports innovative projects which increase the skills and competence of staff, with the fundamental aim of improving service quality and embedding person centred values within the workforce. The deadline for applications is 1pm on Friday 22 June 2018.  

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. Please note, funding is now closed.


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.