WHAT IS THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND?
The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is a funding stream from the Department of Health, distributed by Skills for Care. WDF makes a substantial contirbution to the costs of care staff completing units and qualifications within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).The fund enables care employers to have a continuing committment to staff learning and development by enhancing their learning and development budgets.
THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND IN CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY
WDF is ditributed nationally by Skills for Care and care partnerships are eligible to bid for funds for their area. CAHSC are the care partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and we are delighted to announce that we have again successfully bid for WDF monies for 2017/2018. The amount of WDF Grant we have availabe for 2017/2018 is £152k. We do have an allocation policy for 2017/2018 which initially limits any one provider to claiming a maximum of 20% of the total grant, or £30,400. However, if we have any reserves in the third quarter of the financial year 2017/2018, we will invite those providers who have reached the 20% limit to submit and be funded for further claims.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM WDF FROM CAHSC?
This fund is available to all adult social care providers in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. You must be a memebr of CAHSC (see membership) and be registered and completely up to date with your submissions for the NMDS-SC. As a adult social care employers you can claim £15 per credit for QCF Health and Social Care Diplomas and Awards at Level 2, 3,4, 5 – and many more qualifications. A maximum of £900 per learner can be claimed per financial year.
WHERE CAN I GET HELP OR ADVICE ABOUT WDF?
More information about WDF can be found in our DOWNLOADS section on this page and also on the Skills for Care website or you are welcome to contact Dolly Mazonowicz our Contracts and Funding Manager. Dolly can help you with all aspects of WDF, including registering and updating NMDS-SC. Please do not hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07799 384820