Optimum Workforce Leadership

Bringing out the best in the health and social care workforce.

Funding available

If you work in the independent sector, your organisation may be eligible for additional funding.

Funding can be used for staff training, backfill or any other initiative that will improve the quality of services that you provide.

What funding is available?

Workforce Development Fund

The Workforce Development Fund is funding from the Department of Health distributed by Skills for Care. It focuses on the achievement of qualifications and supports the ongoing professional development of staff across the adult social care sector.

From 1 April 2014 Optimum are the lead partner for the Workforce Development Fund. To access this you will need to become an Open Member of Optimum at no charge.

The Workforce Development Fund helpline number is 0843 8730129.

Other funding

Skills for Care produce social care funding information. All information relating to the Workforce Development Fund can be found on the Skills for Care website.

Local Education and Training Committee funding

We are still developing this. If you are interested in what the for Local Education and Training Committee funding might be able to offer you contact us.