Welcome to the West Midlands Social Care

International Recruitment Hub

This Hub has been developed to provide information, advice, and guidance on international recruitment to the adult social care sector. It will be a platform to share information for providers of adult social care and councils operating in the West Midlands.

This programme of support for international recruitment is being co-ordinated by West Midlands ADASS, working in partnership with West Midlands Employers, councils, and the independent provider sector.

It is funded via the Department of Health and Social Care’s International Recruitment Fund. This fund has been set up during 23/24 to promote collaborative arrangements which reduce administrative complexity and burden, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) providers.

This will be available to all CQC registered adult social care providers operating in the West Midlands.

The West Midlands International Recruitment support offer includes the following components:

Universal support at regional level providing a framework that includes:

  • Ethical Recruitment
  • Access to Specialist Legal & HR services and support
  • Small Grants Programme
  • Support for Sponsored Workers
  • FAQ
  • Resources

There will be Local support via a Small Grants Programme to promote collaborative initiatives between local authorities and care providers. This will be available to councils Council will look at local needs and may use the funding to provide support for the following:

  • Training and development
  • Housing advice
  • Pastoral support
  • Support for refugees.

You can read more about WM ADASS’ improvement programme below

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About Us

West Midlands ADASS (WM ADASS) represents the 14 directors running adult social care services for local authorities across the region. Its focus is on improvement.

That means doing things that improve the experience of social care by all adults who need it, their families and their carers.

West Midlands Employers (WME) is a not-for-profit organisation servicing councils in the region on employment, recruitment, training and consultancy matters.

West Midlands ADASS and West Midlands Employers have been working together as a partnership to deliver workforce improvements across the adult social care sector since September 2022. Together, the partnership seeks to utilise the respective skills and knowledge across HR, organisational development and adult social care to:

  • Support the local authority adult social care future workforce – focusing on recruitment, retention and resilience
  • Deliver practical initiatives that support recruitment and retention of the workforce – like our Adult Social Care Careers Hub
  • Share information and facilitate networking and learning across the West Midlands and nationally

As part of this partnership and to deliver on the government’s commitment to make more effective use of international recruitment, WME and WM ADASS are working together alongside councils and adult social care providers to deliver a regional programme of support for international recruitment in the West Midlands.

More information about the offer of support is available on this website.

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Ethical Recruitment
HR & Legal Services and Support
Independent Legal International Recruitment Support & Advice
Small Grants Programme
Information for Sponsored Workers
Resource Library

This site will be regularly updated as the programme develops during 2024, including information on how support can be accessed.

For monthly updates on progress with this programme, please contact intlrecruitmentinfo@wm-adass.org.uk requesting to be added to the distribution list.