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Workforce development innovation fund

Skills for Care

The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) is now open. It supports innovative projects which increase the skills and competence of staff. Its fundamental aim is to improve service quality and embed person centred values within the workforce.

Applications for WDIF must look to address one of the advertised priorities, as outlined in the ‘What will be funded?’ section, and deliver to Skills for Care tangible resources or products which have been tested as part of the project.

Within this context, in 2017-18 we are particularly interested in providing WDIF investment and support to projects that will focus on addressing the issues outlined below:

Improving the supply of potential talent to the adult social care sector, by attracting, recruiting and retaining entrants from different groups.

Taking new approaches to developing the skills adult social care workers need to support hospital discharge or prevent unnecessary admission.

Developing a mentally healthy workplace to ensure the wellbeing of care staff.

Developing the skills and knowledge of the workforce in information sharing and cyber security to embed digital working (N.B. We will accept partnership applications only under this priority).

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Thursday 22 June 2017.

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