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The Power of Share to Support: Adult Social Care Sector

Did you know that apprenticeships are not just for starting a career, but also for improving skills and professional development in the adult social care sector?

As the demand for quality adult care continues to grow, it’s crucial to recognise the value that apprenticeships bring to this sector. Staff turnover rates in this sector remain high, however the 2022 Skills for Care report confirmed that turnover can be dramatically reduced by investing in staff training and development. Apprenticeships can offer a powerful solution to address the turnover issue affecting the industry.

Further benefits of apprenticeships in the adult care sector include:

  • Address skills shortages

  • Enhance quality of care through hands on training

  • Professional development

  • Tailored workforce

  • Increase diversity

  • Long-term cost savings due to staff retention

Financial constraints can often pose a barrier to SMEs in the care sector when considering hiring apprentices, but the Share to Support scheme is here to help! Through our levy share programme, we can match SMEs with generous, large employers who have gifted a proportion of their apprenticeship levy which will cover the full cost of apprenticeship training costs.

Care Futures, are one of the many adult care sector businesses who have received funding via the Share to Support scheme to cover the full cost of apprenticeship training. Jess Bailey, who has recently completed her Level 5 Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship, spoke to us about the impact undertaking an apprenticeship has had on her confidence at work:

“This apprenticeship has helped me expand my skills and knowledge on a management level in the health and social care sector. I feel I have gained practical skills to help lead a staff team. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship at this level at just 26 years old.​

I am much more confident in my role, and I have a good understanding of health care legislation which I have learnt from this course."

Jess Bailey, L5 Apprentice at Care Futures

Jess is one of the 11 apprentices at Care Futures that have been funded by the Share to Support scheme with levy kindly gifted by NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board and South Gloucestershire Council.

Care Futures and levy gifters NHS BNSSG Integrated Care Board

Are you an SME? 👇 If you’re an SME and have been considering recruiting a new start or upskilling your current team, have you considered apprenticeships? We offer a free, impartial and independent apprenticeship advice service as well as funding available to cover the cost of apprenticeship training thanks to generous donations from large employers in the region. Get in touch now if you think you could benefit from this support and funding. Find out more HERE. Are you a large employer? 👇 Do you have unspent apprenticeship levy that will be soon heading back to the Treasury? Want to keep this money in the region and support training opportunities for local people? Get in touch now to discover how easy it is to #SharetoSupport 🤝 Find out more HERE.


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