How WDF has helped others

Our WDF 2020-21 key statistics shows who claimed the money from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) in 2020-21 and what they claimed for. You can also download our infographic for the 2014-152015-162016-17, 2017-182018-19 and 2019-20 funds.

A recent independent evaluation of the funding found that almost without exception, employers who contributed to the evaluation said that the quality of care they provide has improved as a direct consequence of the WDF.

Large proportions of employers also reported that they can more effectively meet the specialist or personalised needs of the people who receive their care and support, that the WDF has helped them to address skills gaps and that staff morale has improved.

You can see how others have used the WDF to develop the skills of their workers in these case studies:

  • Thorndene used the money to maintain the standards and quality of service offered at this private residential care home.
  • Rocklee Limited used the money to develop and maintain the team’s professional development for the benefit of its residents.
  • Hazelwell Lodge used the WDF to address skill gaps and to improve access to higher level social care roles through specialist training, with the aim of providing residents with improved care.
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) used the WDF to support the development of its staff and volunteers and to contribute towards a stretched annual training budget.
  • Creative Support used the money to develop a national workforce that has experienced phenomenal growth over the last few years.
  • Bluebird Care is a national provider that used the money to support the ongoing professional development of its staff to maintain and improve the quality of care and support.