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12th September 2017

Transforming care and raising standards – please send in your views

Social Care Wales (SCW) has launched its formal consultation on transforming the care sector in Wales and Care Forum Wales is urging members to respond to this by the deadline of October 16. The con.. read more »

8th September 2017

Care home residents to get high-calorie meals

A Welsh health board is upping the calories in meals given to its care home residents in order to stave off problems with malnutrition, especially in dementia patients. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg healt.. read more »

18th August 2017

Government suspends minimum wage enforcement during sleep-ins

The UK Government has announced a temporary halt to demands for backpay for sleep-in shifts following pressure from the care sector and warnings payments could force providers out of business. On J.. read more »

11th August 2017

Writer wins Eisteddfod crown with poem about dementia

Poet Gwion Hallam used his experience of working with people who suffer from dementia to pen a special poem – and won a crown at the National Eisteddfod in Bodedern, Anglesey. Gwion, who is a.. read more »

25th July 2017

Regulation & Inspection of Social Care: CFW's response on regulations to replace National Minimum Standards

The consultation on regulations under the Inspection & Regulation Act (RISCA) which will replace National Minimum Standards ended on July 25. Another consulation, on the workforce aspects of RIS.. read more »

24th July 2017

Falls on the rise across the UK – act to prevent loss of independence

FALLS among older people is one of the major issues facing the NHS today across the UK with falls being the leading cause of accidental death and disability in older people in England and in Wales.&.. read more »

24th July 2017

The real impact of the Social Services and Well-being Act – your stories wanted

Social Care Wales is looking for real-life stories about the positive ways in which the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 has helped people. Rebecca Cicero, sector engagemen.. read more »

21st July 2017

Regulation & Inspection of Social Care: have your say on consultations closing soon

Two consultations on draft regulations and statutory guidance under phase 2 of implementing the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 are due to close soon.   The service .. read more »

17th May 2017

New councillors urged to ditch 'double standards' over expenses and care fees

The cost of overnight expenses and meal allowances claimed by councillors can be twice what local authorities pay in care home fees for vulnerable people, it's been revealed. The 'double standards'.. read more »

26th April 2017

Social care funding battle reaches the Supreme Court today

The long-running legal dispute between councils and health boards in Wales over who should pay for funded nursing care reaches the Supreme Court today (April 26). The NHS pays for people who need 2.. read more »

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