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Support Packs

These CMDT support packs bring together information and guidance from trusted sources, into single localised documents, available here. The packs are designed to be accessed online, with hyperlinks embedded to enable easy access to referenced resources.


Support Packs available: 


Retaining staff is a key challenge in adult social care. High levels of staff turnover impact on how services meet present and future demand, and affect the quality, continuity, and sustainability of care provision. This support pack considers the benefits of good retention, reasons for poor retention and how you may turn this around.

Ways to improve staff retention have been considered and presented in the following areas:

  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Training & Development
  • Staff Support & Wellbeing
  • A Positive Workforce Culture
  • How to Recognise & Reward Your Team

Published: January 2024



This pack provides information on apprenticeships and the process when recruiting an apprentice to your organisation.

Information is provided on:

  • How Apprenticeships can support your care setting
  • Apprenticeships in Adult Social Care
  • Adult Social Care Apprenticeships Standards
  • Training Providers
  • Funding an Apprenticeship


Published: May 2023

This pack will be updated in 2024



This pack provides information to support those in an Adult Social Care leadership role in Staffordshire or providing care on behalf of Staffordshire County Council.

Published: May 2023

This pack will be updated in 2024



Further support packs to be published in 2024:

  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Training & Development
  • Staff Support & Wellbeing
  • International Recruitment

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