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Skills for Care: Workforce Development Fund

What is it?

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care. It supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector In England by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications and learning programmes. 

Why do it?

Employers have a responsibility to ensure that workers are have with the right skills and knowledge to to provide high quality care and support. Everyone should be able to take part in learning and development to make sure they can carry out their role effectively.

Good investment in training will lead to a happy, confident and competent workforce, ultimately improving the lives of those who need care and support.

The WDF can help you achieve this by making your training budget go further.


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Updated: September 2019