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Workforce Support Packs

These CMDT support packs and care guides 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


Staff Support & Wellbeing 

Providing effective management support to your staff and having a focus on their wellbeing are key components of staff retention, and impact significantly on staff health, happiness, and performance. This pack considers the key elements of good support, how you can promote/improve wellbeing and some hints, tips, and tools to improve both in your workplace.



Information is presented in the following areas:

  • Benefits of supporting staff and promoting their wellbeing
  • Identifying your support and wellbeing challenges
  • Support for Staff
  • Support for Managers
  • Health & Wellbeing
    • Promoting and Supporting Staff Wellbeing
    • Wellbeing Resources
    • Recognise and Reward Your Team
    • Staff Discounts and Benefits 


Published: April 2024



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



Information is presented on:

  • Benefits of using Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeships in Adult Social Care
    • Summary of the Apprenticeship Process
    • Detailed Apprenticeship Pathway
    • Adult Social Care Apprenticeship Roles & Standards
  • Training Providers
    • Independent
    • Colleges & Universities
  • Funding an Apprenticeship
    • Option 1 – Employer Contribution
    • Option 2 – Employer Levy
    • Option 3 – Levy Transfer
    • Workforce Development Fund
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS Adult Social Care Apprenticeship Pathway

Published: February 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
  • International Recruitment

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