National Minimum Data Set for social care

The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is an agreed set of questions designed to ensure that every social care employer provides information on their workforce in a consistent format across the country.

The NMDS-SC data will influence future funding for Salford including money for training programmes.

If you have kept your information up-to-date, you can access funding to support training, from the Workforce Development Fund (WDF). There are some guidance notes from our Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund contract holder Age UK Trafford. You can find these in the downloadable documents at the bottom of this page. This will guide you in accessing information to determine whether you are eligible to claim funding. Employee data inputting is particularly important and you need to be 90% compliant to access WDF funding for training.

The indicator for counting organisational input is set to zero at the end of March each year. Therefore if you complete in the latter months of the year, eg February or March you may think you are up to date, but will not be counted as compliant in April. Please remember that all organisations must be 90 per cent compliant or funding will not be able to be accessed.

A report has been designed to help establishments identify and complete any missing data items in their NMDS-SC worker records. You can find this report by logging onto NMDS-SC using your usual login details. Choose 'reports' on left hand side of navigation bar and then in the body of the page choose 'my worker list' then click 'run report'.

If you have any queries about National Minimum Data Set for Social Care, please contact the helpdesk on 0845 873 0129.

The north west regional report is available to download below.

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