Workforce Development Fund
Norfolk County Council currently supports workforce development activity for providers in consultation with the Norfolk Strategic Workforce Development Partnership. This group identifies needs and provides grant support for services such as The Norfolk Care Brokerage. This delivers a workforce development information and advice service, learning portal and regular newsletter. Other work supported includes developing strengths based skills, advanced care planning and collaborative care in North Norfolk.
Adult Social Care Workforce Development Funding Strategic Priorities 2016-17- further allocation
Norfolk County Council’s Workforce Development Funding will contribute to developing a workforce that is aligned to our market shaping activity and Promoting Independence Strategy. The funding is available to support “One social care workforce where boundaries are permeable – NCC, independent sector providers, voluntary sector providers, personal assistants, carers, health colleagues.”
Since our initial funding allocation in 2016 we are now in a position to define the final area for grant funding, as outlined below. Applications for this grant to be received by 28 February 2018.
Co-production – Making it Real
Making it Real, is Norfolk’s established service user group, providing Norfolk Adult Social Care with direct and dedicated access to the voice of community. This representative group challenge and assist Norfolk County Council on how to further develop policy and services that offer local people more choice and control so that they can live full and independent lives.
The Group has representatives from Carers’ Council for Norfolk, Equal Lives, Norfolk Independent Living Groups, Mental Health User Forums and Opening Doors.
This Group uses its networks and links to make sure that those who use services are given a real say in services and developments.
Making it Real believes the best way to improve services is to ask the people who use those services what they need and how best to provide it.
Making it Real would like to use their skills and experience to offer providers of care services the opportunity to develop co-production in their organisations. This is a new service that the Making it Real group launched at the Care Convention on 15 November 2017
We are looking for a training organisation to work with the Making it Real group to develop this service, we are looking for someone who can evidence:
- Knowledge and experience of co-production
- Experience in delivering training to the care sector
- Experience of developing tailored training programmes
We would expect the successful organisation to work in partnership with Making it Real to develop this new service and look for opportunities to create a sustainable service.
We have allocated up to £15,000 to this project and welcome bids for this grant funded work.
Monitoring and reporting
Where grant funding has been allocated, the provider will be expected to deliver progress reports during the funding period and an end of project evaluation. This will be proportionate to the amount of funding and include evidence to support impact, provider feedback and value for money.