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Local DWP / Job Centre Information and Contacts (Updated January 2022)

The Care Market Development Team continues to work closely with our partners in the DWP across Staffordshire. We have supported several Jobs Fairs in the last two years. We have spoken to many people about the benefits of working in social care, and we have…

Recruitment & Retention During The COVID-19 Pandemic (updated January 2022)

The Care Market Development Team have brought together a comprehensive recruitment and retention page for Staffordshire Care Providers regarding Covid-19, including updates and information on recruitment campaigns from key local and national partners, including the support CMDT are directly offering to jobseekers looking for work…

SCIE eNews (updated April 2021)

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people of all ages by co-producing, sharing, and supporting the use of the best available knowledge and evidence about what works in social care and social work. SCIE latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice, resources and insights…

Diabetes Care in Care Homes - Updated May 2021

The latest from the Social Care Institute for Excellence January 2022 Face-to-face care: Social care newsletter (scie.org.uk) Following this link Diabetes Care in Care Homes will take you to the Diabetes UK website that contains a abundance of, for example, advice, information, guidance, tools, updates and articles to impove…

Stafford Registered Managers Network (Updated December 2021)

Within this page you will find useful information, advice & guidance along with best practice for Registrered Managers of Care Providers with Staffordshire.  The Registered Managers Network is supported by the Care Market Development Team and the Chair of the meeting Natalie Dibble can be…

Workforce Development Funding (Updated December 2021)

Workforce Development Fund Wednesday 22nd December 2021  Qualification Update On the WDF list of funded qualifications and learning we’ve identified several level 5 diplomas that won’t be funded after the 2021-22 funding year. We understand that some employers are unsure of the changes that are…

Tissue Viability Referral Service (Updated December 2021)

Tissue Viability Service The tissue viability service aims to provide specialist advice on non-healing and complex wounds, in addition to the provision of education and advice to health care professionals involved in wound management or in the prevention of pressure ulceration.  It is important that…

National Collabortation Workforce Development Teams

Have you seen our latest recruitment advert? Watch it here The long awaited guidance is out for the new Workforce Capacity Fund:  Workforce Capacity Fund for adult social care - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) The grant must not be used for fee uplifts, expenditure already incurred or activities…

Continence Management and Bowel Care (MPFT - Updated December 2021)

Specialist Pelvic Health Team - 2022 Training Schedule Catheter Care Training: This training is open to all Qualified Nurses & Trainee Nurse Associates, including Associate Practitioners, and Band 4 Community staff who complete routine catheterisations. It is suitable for staff who are new to the…

Workforce Development Qualification & Learning Programme

Staffordshire County Council is sponsoring a £235,000 investment for a Workforce Development Qualification & Learning Programme commencing December 2021. Our thanks to the Care Provider market for taking the time to share key information and assist us in shaping this programme at a recent group activity…