Skills for Care (South West)
Skills for Care is an independent registered charity. It is an employer led authority on the training standards in England, funding over £25 million to support the social care workforce. Skills for Care - South West are working with our Partnership, the local authorities, the training providers and with our social care workforce to help drive the standards and qualifications to maintain an improved, skilled and informed social care worker.
Our Partnership works with Skills for Care and our regional team at Skills for Care - South West together to develop:
- National Minimum Data Set for Social Care
- Workforce Development
- Common Induction Standards
- Qualification Credit Framework (QCF)
- End of Life
Skills for Care
Funding to support Vocational qualifications in social care.
Please note, although Skills for Care will no longer be funding and Inductions or ‘additional units’ - you still need to do these with your staff to ensure you meet your CQC outcomes.
National Minimum Data Set for Social Care / NMDS-SC
This is a way of gathering information about the social care workforce to lead to better understanding of the needs and future skills, funding and development.
Workforce Development Funds
Funding to support Vocational qualifications in social care via QCF
Currently providing funding for Level 2,3 and 5, leadership and management in health and social care.
Workforce development funds for Direct Payment/personal budget users
Social Care Commitment