Funding opens for 2021

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.

New space for Aspiring Manager

A new virtual network has launched for Aspiring Managers in Cornwall, facilitated by Skills for Care providers Freebird Associates and Mitera Training Academy.

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.

Registered Managers Funding Open

CAHSC are delighted to announce a range of new learning programmes now available for Registered Managers, Deputies and Aspiring Managers, delivered by learning provider FreeBird Associates. Bookings are now open!

Cornwall national lead ASC-WDS

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:

If you would like more support or help in completing the workforce data set, please contact Elaine Dyer on [email protected]

Nominations are open!

Let’s celebrate care! You can nominate your care team or employer for the Packet’s Health and Social Care Awards 2021. As partner charity for the Awards, CAHSC is proud to be celebrating all the people who make a difference every day by caring.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 19 April at 12noon. Make your nomination here.

Free Support to Complete DSPT

CAHSC are helping local care and support providers in Cornwall and the IoS to evaluate and improve their data and cyber security. We have been awarded a grant to support providers on their data security journey as part of the national Better Security, Better Care programme.  Our main focus is to help you to understand the importance of data and cyber security, and complete an annual, online self-assessment using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

You can find out more about the information and support we have to offer, here:

Funding increase for 2021

CAHSC Learning Partnership has been successful in recieving an increase of £124k in our WDF grant allocation for 2020-2021, bringing the total WDF grant available to £236k. The Workforce Development Fund is open to all Adult Social Care providers and can be claimed for a large number of qualifications, including the Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 Care diplomas and apprenticeships. Our WDF grant is open to providers across Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly.

To find out more about the Workforce Development Fund, go to: 

Clinical Drop in Sessions

We have launched weekly clinical ‘drop in’ sessions in partnership with Enhancing Health for Care Homes. Each Thursday from 3-4pm, we will be joined by a Clinical Lead to speak on a hot topic, followed by an informal Q&A and chat.

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.

Care Friends nationwide launch

A new employee referral app has been launched in the adult social care sector, that will boost the recruitment of quality social care candidates by using recommendations from the sector’s own workforce.

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:

Funding opens for 2020-21

The Workforce Development Fund 2020-21 is now open! You can claim thousands of pounds towards staff learning and development.

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: