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Adult Social Care Workforce Dataset

Join the 20,000 care providers already using the free  Adult Social Care - Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) service.

Watch this 5 minute video called Inside ASC-WDS

The ASC-WDS can help you manage your team and makes sure your voice is heard by the government and other key sector decision makers.

ASC-WDS Benefits Bundle

New and existing users of the service now have access to special offers and discounts across products including:

  • Exclusive offers from endorsed training providers
  • 10% off values-based interviewing and valuable conversations bespoke seminars
  • 10% off eLearning modules from Skills for Care

Benchmarking - See benchmarks that show how your business is performing. Benchmark your workplace against others offering the same service in your local authority area. Access information about how your service is performing on workforce metrics. This feature is currently only available for regulated care.

Record your training and qualifications data - Search, record and manage mandatory training by job role and get alerted to make updates and fill gaps in your training. Training reports also help you to evidence that you’re fully up to date with your staff training during inspections.

Provide intelligence to decision makers such as Government, DHSC and local authorities - The workforce is central to the adult social care sector. It determines the quality of care experienced, the success of care providers and the funding needed. So it’s vital that we understand the workforce and the issues affecting it.

Get access to the Workforce Development Fund - Check and update your data so that it meets the Workforce Development Fund requirements. You can then claim funding towards training and qualifications for your staff.

Store and access key information about your staff - Create individual staff records that store personal details and other information, and access them all in one place.

How to create your account

You will need to provide a few basic details to get started including:

  • Is your service CQC registered?
  • Add your workplace using your CQC location ID or postcode.
  • Name of workplace
  • What’s the main service you provide?
  • How many staff do you have?
  • Your name, job title, email address and phone number 

This takes around five minutes and once it is done, the support team will check the details you have provided in order to approve your account. 

Click here to create an account

Once your account has been approved you can start to add information about your workplace. To access the Workforce Development Fund you will just need to add this information every 12 months.

Workplace information: Do you provide any other services? If applicable, what service capacity do you have? Who are your service users? Do you have any current vacancies? How many staff have joined and left in the last 12 months?

Staff records: Personal details and demographic information, Employment details such as contracted hours, salary and sickness, Qualification details such as the highest level attained and whether the Care Certificate has been completed.

Keeping your data private, safe and anonymous

Skills for Care use the data within ASC-WDS to provide high-quality intelligence for decision makers such as Government, DHSC and local authorities. However it is important to understand that your data is kept private, secure and all figures anonymous. Your staff cannot be identified from the information you provide within the analysis.

Sharing data with your local authority, by adding your data to ASC-WDS, we can be more aware of business and workforce needs in the area, and can target training events, funding information, advice and guidance and workforce planning regionally, sub regionally and locally. Access to higher levels of valid and reliable workforce data will help us to ensure we have a more comprehensive picture of the local adult social care sector. Your data will remain anonymous unless you opt in to share specific information with Skills for Care. We would recommend that you opt in to share information.



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