BCA Support - Workforce

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Bradford Cares Recruitment Portal

The Bradford Cares Recruitment Portal for Adult Social Care has been developed for two main purposes: for care providers to advertise their job vacancies; and to inform individuals looking for work about the sector, the range of jobs available and the career / progression opportunities the sector can offer.

Bradford Cares will become a 'one stop shop' to help 'match' people looking for work in the adult care sector with care providers who have job vacancies.

We will provide a service for independent care providers, who are BCA members, to upload their job vacancies to the portal for no charge. To find out more about Bradford Cares and advertising your job vacancies on the portal – please email admin@bradfordcareassociation.org.

Leadership & Development Training

The Bradford Care Association (BCA) recognises the importance of Registered Managers, Clinical Leads and Nominate Individuals, theLeaders who play a crucial role in driving and maintaining quality of care services. BCA aims to support these Leaders through a BCA Leadership Support offer, that includes access to; funded development programmes, regular networks and quality workshops, mentors, and peer support.

BCA seeks to support you whether you are experienced leader, new to a leadership role or aspiring to progress into a more senior role in asocial care organisation. BCA has been working to provide funding to offset the costs, or make them fully funded, for leadership development programmes.

BCA has recently become a Skills for Care WorkforceDevelopment Fund (WDF) Partnership. BCA are also providing funds to support some of the costs of programmes and have gained access to West Yorkshire Skills Connect funding via Calderdale College.

To find out what leadership courses are currently available please email workforce@bradfordcareassociation.org

Bradford Cares Recruitment Portal

The Bradford Cares Recruitment Portal for AdultSocial Care has been developed for two main purposes: for care providers to advertise their job vacancies; and to inform individuals looking for work about the sector, the range of jobs available and the career / progression opportunities the sector can offer.

Bradford Cares will become a 'one stop shop' to help 'match' people looking for work in the adult care sector with care providers who have job vacancies.
BCA will provide a service for independent care providers, who are BCA members, to upload their job vacancies to the portal for no charge.

To get involved and to find out more please email admin@bradfordcareassociation.org

Credit Union – Supporting you and your staff financially!

Bradford District Credit Union (BDCU) are pleased to beworking with Bradford Care Association to offer savings and loans facilities for either:

Juggling your finances isn’t always easy, especially when you’ve got a job that keeps you on your toes. That’s why BDCU work with local employers to make it a bit easier.

With their savings and loans offers, you would arrange to save via standing order and have an amount of your choice transferred from your bank account each month and put straight into your savings or towards the cost of your loan.

Importantly, saving money regularly helps protect you from unexpected financial pressures and helps you manage your money more effectively.

Find out more here bdcu.co.uk/bradford-care-association

Wheels to Care – For Home Support Providers:

The Wheels to Care project offers an exciting opportunity for Home Support providers to increase workforce capacity, through providing a lease vehicle to enable the recruitment of new staff and / or providing existing staff who cannot drive or don’t have access to a vehicle.

The project supports the cost for the first 6 months of the fully managed lease of a 50cc or 125cc moped to the care worker from Wheels to Work (a national Charity), insurance and safety equipment, plus provisional driving licence costs and CBT training where necessary.

BCA have sufficient funds (from HEE) to support up to 20care workers through this project, so email admin@bradfordcareassociation.org if your Home Support organisation would like to be involved.

International Recruitment

Yorkshire and Humber have received almost £1.4 million from DHSC to assist care providers with ethical international recruitment (IR) with ADASS, Leeds City Council and the YH Care Association Alliance managing the use and disbursement of this funding.  There will be a range of support available for care providers, including a ‘one stop advice hub’, free webinars, resources, and toolkits, as well as bursaries tohelp with the cost of IR.  For further information please contact: Richard Nicholson (IR Project Manager) on richard.nicholson2@leeds.gov.uk.

    System Partners

    The Care Workers' CharityCare Association Alliance Yorkshire & the HumberDigital Social CareSkills for CareBradford District and Craven Health and Care PartnershipCity of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.