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The Workforce Development Forum is an advisory group to the Ƶ Board.

Its purpose is to provide two-way communication between our Board and key stakeholders which enables us to be well informed about and responsive to, the leadership, learning and development needs of the sector.

The remit of the forum is:

  • to develop for the Board a cross sector high level view of learning and development needs in the sector
  • to discuss and debate the needs and issues in the sector to inform our risk register and business plan.
  • to advise on wide ranging solutions to leadership learning and development issues within the sector
  • to bring knowledge and expertise to inform standards, learning, qualifications and wider workforce development activities and to ensure key stakeholders are identified, consulted and engaged as appropriate.

The Forum is chaired by a Ƶ Board member and meets three times per year. Members also support us between meetings by advising on specific work via sub-groups or virtually.

 The organisations represented on the Forum are:

  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Association of Care Training and Assessment Networks (ACTAN)
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  • Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
  • British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
  • British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Care England
  • Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC)
  • Health Education England (HEE)
  • Large National Employers
  • Local Government Association (LGA)
  • My Ƶ Life
  • National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS)
  • National Care Association (NCA)
  • National Care Forum (NCF)
  • National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)
  • NHS Employers
  • Public Health England
  • Registered Managers Networks
  • Registered Nursing Ƶ Association (RNHA)
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Shared Lives Plus
  • Skills for Health
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)
  • Unison
  • United Kingdom Ƶcare Association (UKHCA)
  • Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG)