We are the Banes, Swindon & Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership

We are an employer led organisation who supports the Independent, Voluntary & Private – IVP Adult care workforce in Banes, Swindon & Wiltshire. We are financially supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council, Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and Skills for Care.

Would you like a career in Adult Social Care? We give advice and support to anyone who would like a career in Adult Social Care regarding Traineeships and Apprenticeships (an apprenticeship can be undertaken at any age).

We also provide advice and support to the Banes, Swindon & Wiltshire IVP Sector on Adult Training courses with regard to grants and funding which may be available for staff training.: There is currently 1 streams of funding available through the BSWCSP:

Workforce Development Funding. please see below

Covid-19 Coronavirus update - if you are a Wiltshire care provider and need impartial advice or support and advice during these difficult times, please check out the Wiltshire Care Partnership - WCP website: https://www.wiltshirecarepartnership.org.uk/

If you would like to receive bulletins please contact the WCP CEO at email address: jo.howes@wiltshirecarepartnership.org.uk

If you are Swindon or Banes provider and have any enquiries about this or anything else please contact Sharon directly: Sharon.cloude@wiltshire.gov.uk

BSWCSP & WCP Joint Annual Conference was due to be held on the 25th November 2020 at Alexandra House in Wroughton nr Swindon. We are pleased to announce we are planning to reschedule in July 2022. Look out for further details. 

 Workforce Development Fund - WDF 2021/22 - Open!

Please remember that your ASC-WDS will need to be updated as from 31st March 2022 to be able to claim in the new 2021/22 funding year.  

We are currently able to accept claims for the 2021/22 claiming year. Please click here for further information regarding WDF.

For any RQF claims please see the funded qualification and learning programme link here - this also details that we can only now accept RQF qualification certificates from the awarding bodies listed.


Members Declaration Form can be found here.

Following on from the success of the ASC-WDS support surgeries - we are happy to continue to offer this one to one support service for anyone who requires it. please note that you need to have an ASC-WDS account. To create one please click on the link below:        


For support to enter or update your data please contact Sharon directly or contact the ASC-WDS helpdesk on 0845 873 0129 


Proud to Care Wiltshire website http://www.proudtocarewiltshire.org.uk/ is part of the wider Proud to Care South West campaign, but promotes the specific benefits of living and working as a care worker in health and care in Wiltshire. 


I Care Ambassadors

Do you wish to promote your service, do you have staff who are passionate about working in Adult care and how can we help recruitment and retention in our area, if so http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Recruitment-retention/I-Care...Ambassadors/I-Care...Ambassadors.aspx  or contact Sharon Cloude directly.

Registered Managers Network & New & Aspiring Managers Network

  •  BSWCSP has secured a small grant to help establish a Registered Managers Network - RMN and a new & aspiring managers network - AMN. 
  • The aim of the RMN is ultimately to enrich the skills and knowledge of Registered Managers of adult social care services in Wiltshire and Swindon, enabling them to share information and network in a relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere. At quarterly meetings, guest speakers will be invited to lead sessions on topics requested by the Managers themselves from a annual survey. 
  • The aim of the AMN is to educate and share necessary information to staff who aspire to become a Registered Managers The network is aimed at new managers pre or post registration, deputy managers and senior carers and/or senior support workers. At these networks we will walk them through the Management Induction Standards - MIS with a view that they will be competent with the standards of these by the end. They will also be able to complete the MIS modules online with Skills for Care (which WDF will fund for their employing organisation). 
  • Both of these networks are running successfully online using Microsoft Team. For more information on either network please contact Sharon directly.

  The Care Act & Care Certificate

    For information and guidance please click on the links below which will take you to the current factsheets, or alternatively contact Sharon Cloude.

  • The Care Act - click here
  • The Care Certificate - click here 

Undecided whether a career in care is for you?


Please visit this website to what work in the care sector is all about.  Take the free online challenge to check your suitability for care and support work

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In partnership with a number of Training Providers covering Wiltshire & Swindon, we have developed a matrix which details all training courses & qualifications for managers and staff  - please contact Training Providers directly for further information.

Please click here 
for the matrix.



Alive! is the leading charity in the UK providing meaningful engagement and outstanding activities for older people in care, as well as specialist training that enables care staff to improve quality of life sustainably.

Coaching & Training Document - click here



Wiltshire Care Partnership (WCP) is a member-led organisation. Their role is to represent and support independent providers of residential, nursing and domiciliary care for older people and adults with disabilities in Wiltshire, working alongside commissioners to achieve the provision of high quality, safe services. For more information on the Wiltshire Care Partnership please press here.


BSWCSP Terms of Reference (TOR)

this is currently being reviewed due to the extension of the LA area in which this Partnership operates. please keep an eye for the updated version.


Do you enjoy the company of older people? Perhaps you have a hobby, skill or interest that you would be willing to share?

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community to meet new people or to gain new skills and experience?

If so, you may be interested in becoming a Care Home Volunteer?

We currently cover the Chippenham and Salisbury areas of Wiltshire and we plan to branch out in to Swindon area Autumn 2017; we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who wish to make a difference to peoples lives and also Care Homes in the Swindon area who would like to work with volunteers and enhance the lives of their residents; whoever you are to register your interest and for more information and contacts please click here  


AMN  DATES FOR 2021:                                   

17th November 2021 - This session will cover the Manager's induction standard, number 9, managing self. Further details to follow shortly.

RMN  DATES FOR 2021:   

1st December 2021 - During this extended network we will hear from two speakers, our colleagues at Peninsula will be running a session on current changes in law and Jane Collette will be speaking to us about Understanding resilience. Details to follow.