Latest Events

Wiltshire Care Partnership offers a range of events and meetings for its members, including:

  • Wiltshire Care Partnership Members’ Forums
  • Workshops and seminars on key issues affecting care providers
  • Joint events with Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire CCG and other partners
  • A joint conference with the BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership (BSWCSP)
  • Training and Development days in partnership with BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership (BSWCSP)

Please note that some events are accessible only to our members, we will send further details of these direct to our members by email.

Wiltshire Care Partnership works closely with the BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership, BSWCSP, (formerly the Wiltshire & Swindon Care Skills Partnership) to identify and meet care providers’ ongoing training and development needs. BSWCSP is an employer led partnership that covers the Independent, Voluntary & Private (IVP) adult care workforce in BANES, Wiltshire & Swindon. BSWCSP is financially supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council (BANES), Wiltshire Council (WC), Swindon Borough Council (SBC) and Skills for Care (SfC). The Partnership Lead is Sharon Cloude and she is employed by WC, with some financial reimbursement from BANES and SBC.

The partnership provides advice and support to the BANES, Wiltshire & Swindon IVP Sector on adult training courses, apprenticeships and traineeships with regard to grants and funding which may be available for staff training. There are currently two streams of funding available through the BSWCSP:

Workforce Development Fund (WDF) - This can be claimed by employers for any QCF qualifications which it funds for its staff. To be able to claim this an employer will need to be ASC-WDS compliant and complete a BSWCSP membership form which, on completion, Sharon will send to SfC to register the organisation. The employer is able to claim up to £600 for a typical Level 2 QCF qualification.

Contributory Grant - This grant is funded by WC and SBC and given to the BSWCSP to be distributed across the work force and there is a limit to how much any employer can claim. It can be claimed by any adult care employer in Wiltshire & Swindon who needs specific or specialist training for their staff; however the grant cannot be used to fund any “mandatory” training which is needed for the organisation to be CQC compliant, or any QCF as this can be claimed under the WDF above.

BSWCSP also holds Registered Managers Network (RMN) and New and Aspiring Managers Network (AMN) meetings four times per year. These meetings are intended for Managers of any adult care service in BANES, Wiltshire & Swindon. They are, along with training days for Managers, a way for Managers to come together, network and share ongoing problems, training needs and any difficulties which they may face.

For the latest information on the training and grant support available, and the RMN and AMN meetings, please visit the BSWCSP website.