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Your workforce is your most important asset and these pages have been produced to help you develop your existing employees as well as recruit new staff. 
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FREE Virtual Rapid Induction to new Adult Social Care Workers - click here for more information

FREE level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults aged 19 or over who do not already have a level 3 qualification. There are currently 44 available qualifications for Health and Social Care. The list of available qualifications can be viewed by clicking here.

How ECC's Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service can help your business - the service allows levy payers to use unspent levy to support the apprenticeship training costs for smaller businesses. The online system makes the process easy and there is also a dedicated team to support you during this process. Visit the website for further details or contact the team directly at

'Here for you'- 24/7 psychological support service launched - see our wellbeing page for more information

Care worker survey 2020 Findings - View the summary slides and a video summary

Covid-19 Wellbeing Support - mental health and wellbeing support for you and your workforce

Free induction and refresher training available from Skills for Carerapid induction programme (aimed at new staff), refresher training (aimed at existing staff) and a volunteer programme

My Home Life Leadership Programme (August 2020) 

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Workforce Development Fund announced for 2020/21 - click here for more information

ECC's Nightingale Social Care Bursary and Nursing Apprenticeship Scheme - £1.1m announced to help provide a gateway to training opportunities and qualifications in the care profession

DHSC has launched a new digital tool for social care recruitment. To register click here




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Get involved

These pages have been produced using national evidence as well as feedback from Essex care providers. We would like to know your thoughts on the pages, including suggestions for new content. Please email   Do you have best practice guidance or resources relating to workforce issues that you would be happy for us to share? For example good recruitment techniques, how you've reduced turnover of staff, job advert templates etc. Please email

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with information relating to workforce and other social care topics via the following:

Local System Workshops

Previously known as Provider Forums  these are integrated meetings with Health partners and you can find and book a place via our Events page. You will be able to network and discuss issues with other providers, ECC officers and colleagues from Health and other partner agencies. 


Provider Newsletter

Sign up to receive the monthly Provider Newsletter to find out latest news and opportunities relating to social care in Essex. If you have an article you would like included in a future edition please email



Last Updated: 26 July 2021

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