The 2017-18 innovators

In 2017-18, the Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) supported a number of social care projects across England.

In 2017/18 the priorities were:

  1. Improving the supply of potential talent to the adult social care sector by attracting, recruiting and retaining entrants from different groups.
  2. Taking new approaches to developing the skills adult social care workers need to support hospital discharge or prevent unnecessary admission.
  3. Developing a mentally healthy workplace to ensure the wellbeing of care staff.
  4. Developing the skills and knowledge of the workforce in information sharing and cyber security to embed digital working.

Each of the organisations was successful in demonstrating through the application process how their innovative project met a priority. You can read all about the work of our 2017 innovators by clicking on the projects below.