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 Fund for 2023/24  

 The fund is open, start sending in your claims!

Claims can be sent up until the 31st March 2024

 Please ensure your ASC-WDS is up to date if you wish to claim. 

Please contact Sharon, sharon.cloude@wiltshire.gov.uk or Becky, admin@ws-careskills.org.uk if you need support with this or if you are a new WDF claimant and are interested in claiming funds.

The fund is there for you!




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.



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)

You can find a copy of the Banes, Swindon and Wiltshire Care Skills partnership's Terms of reference here


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 2023:                                   

5th June 2024

10th September 2024

RMN  DATES FOR 2023:   

14th March 2024 - Book a place now!

9th May 2024

10th July 2024

16th October 2024

Information and booking instructions will be sent out a few weeks before networks take place.