Care providers in Cornwall and Devon can claim funding for their staff learning and development through the Workforce Development Fund. The fund has opened for 2021-22 and covers a wide range of qualifications, including care diplomas and apprenticeships. Find out more and start claiming now.
This will be a space for people who are passionate about care and looking to grow and progress to a registered manager’s role.
This supportive network will give senior carers and deputy managers the opportunity to share their experiences in the sector, while meetings peers and growing their knowledge. The network is member led, with participant’s conversations and needs guiding the direction of the meeting.
Running the 1st Wednesday of each month, you can book your free space here.
Cornwall are now the lead nationally for Adult Social Care – Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) compliance. We are first out of 150 local authorities, with 68.9% compliance. ASC-WDS is the lead data that informs the Department of Health and Social Care and consequently the Whitehall decision making process, so is incredibly important.
Thank you to our care providers for the hard work and committment they have shown to completing the ASC-WDS.
If you have not yet registered for ASC-WDS, you can easily set up a free account here:https://asc-wds.skillsforcare.org.uk/login
If you would like more support or help in completing the workforce data set, please contact Elaine Dyer on [email protected]
The deadline for nominations is Monday 19 April at 12noon. Make your nomination here.
You can find out more about the information and support we have to offer, here: https://www.cahsc-cornwall.org.uk/dspttoolkit
To find out more about the Workforce Development Fund, go to: https://www.cahsc-cornwall.org.uk/wdf
These ‘drop ins’ are open to ALL registered managers and staff across the adult social care sector, whether you are from a care home, supported living, or home care.
Following a successful EU-funded pilot in Cornwall in 2019, supported by CAHSC Learning Partnership, the app has now launched nationwide to great response from UK employers big and small.
The app will help care sector employers in recruiting and retaining staff with the right values at a time when growing the care workforce has never been more crucial.
By allowing care workers to share jobs with their friends and contacts straight from their phone, earning points instantly at each stage of the referral process, the app overcomes the limitations of traditional refer-a-friend schemes.
You can learn more about the app and book a live demonstration here: www.carefriends.co.uk.
CAHSC Learning Partnership have been successfully awarded an WDF grant of £110k for 2020-2021, for adult social care providers in Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly to claim.
The fund covers a range of eligible qualifications and learning programmes, from Level 2-5 diplomas and apprenticeships in care, to training in specialised areas such as dementia, autism and end of life.
You can claim up to £2000 per learner, for certificates dated from 1st January 2020 – 31st March 2021.
Learn more about the fund and how to claim here: https://www.cahsc-cornwall.org.uk/wdf