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19th September 2017

Welsh Government's Cost of Care Group gets to work

The Welsh Government's Cost of Care Group has begun work to look into how the costs of care are calculated. Interim chief executive Mary Wimbury is a member of the group. She said: “This is a.. read more »

18th September 2017

CMA issues report into the care home market

The Competition and Markets Authority recently published interim findings on its care home market study and is keen to talk to providers about their proposed remedy proposals, which cover consumer i.. read more »

15th September 2017

There's still time to book in for Care Forum Wales' Essential Updates

If you haven't booked yet for our Autumn 'Essential Updates' there's still time. These important twice-yearly seminars will provide delegates with an informative, focused and interactive day th.. read more »

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

How will curbs on EU migration impact on Wales' social care workforce? – Listen to Radio Wales' programme

A leaked Brexit document has revealed the UK Government's plans for future immigration curbs which will impact on the social care workforce. The document, dated August 2017, proposes measures t.. read more »

8th September 2017

Grant to help promote the innovative use of Welsh – closing date for applications September 22

Could your social care business promote the increased use of Welsh? If so you can apply for a grant from the Welsh Government's ‘Cymraeg 2050’ Grant Scheme which is now open to appl.. read more »

7th September 2017

How will you mark Age Positive Week this October? – Find out more!

Age Cymru is promoting 'Age Positive Week' from October 1-8 and events are taking place across Wales. The week coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons on October 1. Age Cymru is al.. read more »

4th September 2017

Arts and care homes partnership to continue to 2019 – would your care home like to take part?

Age Cymru has received funding to continue its 'cARTrefu' partnership between artists and care homes which began in 2015. The project will now continue to 2019 thanks to further funding from the .. 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 »

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