Social Care Workforce Development: Information for Social Care Providers

The Social Care Workforce Development Programme provides a comprehensive training and development programme for social care providers. The programme aims to provide a significant supplement to what employers provide in terms of effective training, development and qualification provision for the social care workforce. 

The training is designed around the learning needs of the social care workforce, commissioned services and independent/voluntary sector groups within Denbighshire. Unpaid carers are also eligible for our training.

Courses cover a wide range of subjects so please read the flyers thoroughly to ensure the training provided is appropriate to your role. Staff are expected to attend for the duration of the training in order to be issued with a certificate which can be used as evidence of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for registration purposes.

There is no charge to attend our courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given.

Dates of our training courses, as well as other information are updated regularly on this website. For further information, or to be added to our e-mail distribution list, please mail us at: scwdp@denbighshire.gov.uk

Health and Wellbeing

Below is a list of organisations and sources of information to support employee or citizen health and wellbeing:

Care First

Care First is a Welsh Government funded Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering a range of well-being support to those employed in the social care workforce in the private and voluntary sectors in Wales.

Care first, who employ professionally qualified counsellors and information specialists offers the EAP. They are experienced in helping people deal with all kinds of practical and emotional issues related to well-being, family matters, relationships, debt management, the workplace, and much more.

To find out more please visit the Care First website (external website).

If you require log in details please contact us.

Social Care Wales Wellbeing Resources

You can find a wide range of resources and links to support your health and wellbeing via the Social Care Wales Resource Hub (external website).

Reading Well

Reading Well (external website) supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. Health experts, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered and their relatives and carers recommend all the books. A health professional can recommend you a title, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself.

Find out more on the Reading Well website.

Wellbeing

You can find a wide range of information regarding wellbeing on our website.

General online information and resources

Pressure area care

Oral care

Foot care

Nutrition and hydration

Falls

Slips and trips in health and social care (external website) - Health and Safety Executive

End of life and palliative care

Assistive technology

Sensory loss

Dementia

Mental health

Substance misuse