WCP & WSCSP Joint Annual Conference
Another successful conference in June 2018 was had by all - thanks to all of our speakers, workshop leads, exhibitors and delegates for supporting the event.
And thanks to our main sponsors:
Contributory Grant - A new system is in place
This grant is funded by WC and SBC and given to the WSCSP
to be distributed between the workforce and there is a limit to how much any employer
can claim; it can be claimed by any CQC regulated Adult Care Employer in Wiltshire &
Swindon who requires specific or specialist training for their staff; the training cannot fall under the following categories:
Any training which falls under “Health &
Safety” i.e. Fire, Risk Assessment, Moving & Handling, etc.
It cannot fund any QCF/NVQ as this can be claimed under
the WDF below
*To view the terms and conditions for contributory grant applications please click on the grant tab at the top of this page*
Workforce Development Fund - WDF 2018/19 - Now Open
Please remember that your NMDS-SC will need to be updated as from 1st April 2018 to be able to claim in the new 2018_19 funding year.
We are now able to process claims for WDF for the 2018_19 year (1st January 2018 - 31st March 2019). Please note that this is the final year for claiming QCF's. 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.
The maximum amount that can be claimed per learner is now £1200 per financial year.
Members Declaration Form can be found here.
Following on from the success of the NMDS-SC support surgeries - we are happy to continue to offer this one to one support service for anyone wishing to visit us at our offices in Chippenham. Please contact the office for more details.
or call 0845 873 0129 for their helpdesk.
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
Wiltshire and Swindon Care Skills
Partnership (WSCSP) and Wiltshire Care Partnership (WCP) have together secured
a small grant to help establish a Registered Managers Network.
The aim of
this network 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.
- The next meeting date is scheduled for the 5th September 2018, at Market Lavington Community Hall
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.
whether a career in care is for you?
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