WDF is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care that is distributed by Skills for Care through a network of employer led partnerships across England. The Care Workforce Development Partnership (CWDP) which is part of Partners in Care is the employer led partnership for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
Adult Social Care employers in England can access WDF towards the cost of staff completing adult health and social care qualifications e.g. Apprenticeships, Diplomas, Certificates, Awards and Learning Programmes, including leadership and management.
Claiming Workforce Development Funding in 2023/24
Our WDF 2023/24 Fund is open, and we are ready to receive your claims. Please email your WDF claims and certificates to Jackie Smith at
If you are new to claiming WDF you will need to complete a WDF Member’s Declaration form. Please contact Amanda Berey at
To be eligible to claim WDF in 2023/24 you must have completed 90% of the ASC-WDS (Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set) staff records since 1 April 2023.
If you need help and support with your ASC-WDS account please contact the Skills for Care Support Team by email at
As soon as you are eligible to claim please send us your WDF claims. The evidence we need is a copy of the certificate for any completed qualifications and learning modules, together with copies of the unit summary sheets, and a ULN (Unique Learner Number) for each candidate. We can only accept claims for qualifications and learning that are included on the 2023/24 Skills for Care Funded Qualifications List. Certificates claimed in 2023/24 must be dated from 1 January 2023 through to 31 March 2024.
If you need help to claim WDF please contact Jackie at