We offer you assistance towards qualifying your staff


Self-Care Resources now available via online portal

As part of the West Midlands Integrated Care Transformation Theme we are proud to announce the launch of a range of self-care resources via the HEE West Midlands Learning Portal. SWICDA is the local partner for this service.




It is a well-recognised fact, that those individuals who have access to appropriate information and understand the range of options available to them, make better informed decisions regarding self-care. Effective communication enables individuals to identify their strengths, assess their needs, develop and gain the confidence to self-care. Empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and well being can help them remain independent for longer.


The programme has identified a set of valuable tools and resources for self-care. These are now available via one easy to access portal to all care workers, unpaid carers, patients/ citizens and commissioners.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this service please contact us on info@swicda.org.uk


Skills for Care’s Workforce Development Fund (WDF 2017/18)

SWICDA has been allocated a small number of credits under Skills for Care’s WDF 2017/18 and is pleased to be able to offer this grant funding support to employers  who work with Solihull citizens to enable them to qualify their staff.


Workforce Development Fund (WDF) criteria

WDF is a contribution towards the costs of completing units and qualifications. Each acceptable Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) unit is funded at £15.00 per credit.  The list of acceptable units is available on the Skills for Care website or from SWICDA’s administrator Jo-Ann Webb at info@swicda.org.uk


To access WDF 2017/18 employers need to complete the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).


Information and support is available on the Skills for Care website and from Jo-Ann Webb at SWICDA.


To be eligible to claim WDF an organisation:

1. Must join an employer led partnership like SWICDA

2. Comply with NMDS-SC requirements

3. Have employees who are completing eligible qualification units


For further information please follow the link to the Skills for Care website


Advice and Guidance

Are you or your organisation experiencing difficulties or issues and would like some support to find solutions? We are able to network like-minded organisations.


Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for Individual Employers who employ a Personal Assistant(s)

Skills for Care are offering Individual Employer Funding 2017/18.


If you employ your own care and support staff /personal assistant(s) through a direct payment or other means, you can apply for money (a grant) to pay for training and/or qualification(s) for you and/or your personal assistant(s).


The Guidance document and the Application Form may be found at








Solihull Care Forum and


Managers’ Forum.

Click here for meeting times throughout 2017.

SWICDA Limited  (Based in the Solihull Care Ltd building)

81 - 83 Warwick Road  Olton  Solihull  B92 7HP

Telephone: 0121 770 8915  Email: info@swicda.org.uk