[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012].
The Department of Health has commissioned Skills for Care to help deliver a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce involved in supporting people with dementia.
Skills for Care has £2.4 million available for employers through the Workforce Development Dementia Fund (WDF) to support the completion of accredited qualifications by members of the workforce who support people with dementia. This new funding is open to all adult social care employers who support people with dementia, whether in the early stages of the illness following diagnosis, or at later stages.
Applications for the Workforce Development Dementia Fund may be made to Skills for Care; the deadline for applications is August 14th 2012.
Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open. Leeds: Skills for Care News Release, July 26th 2012. (Web page).