Skills for Care launches ASC-WDS data service and new Benefits Bundle


Skills for Care launches ASC-WDS data service and new Benefits Bundle

Skills for Care is celebrating the launch of the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS), funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), as the leading source of workforce intelligence for the adult social care sector in England.

As part of this, Skills for Care have also introduced a new Benefits Bundle which provides social care employers who have an ASC-WDS account with access to a wide range of exclusive benefits and discounts.

ASC-WDS allows social care employers to manage team records, keep on top of training needs, and benchmark their service against other similar providers on metrics, including pay, sickness, turnover, and qualifications.

These insights can provide useful support for workforce planning, and the workforce data shared by social care employers is also used by Skills for Care to provide crucial insight into the sector across England.

The data underpins the development of Skills for Care’s annual ‘State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’ and ‘Size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’ reports, and is used by key stakeholders including the Government, DHSC, local authorities and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to aid planning and shape policies and decisions about the sector, including decisions around the impacts of COVID-19, Brexit, and current recruitment challenges.

Additionally, an up-to-date ASC-WDS account means adult social care providers are eligible to claim from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF).

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