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17th May 2017

Government pledges extra £20m a year for social services

An extra £20m will be invested in social services in Wales every year, minister Rebecca Evans has confirmed. The Welsh Government has already announced a total of £55m extra funding for .. 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 »

15th May 2017

Have your say on RISCA regulations

The Welsh Government has launched phase two of its consultation on the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (RISCA) Act. The RISCA regulations will replace the National Min.. read more »

8th May 2017

Event aims to honour Welsh language champions

The Welsh Government will be honouring individuals, teams and initiatives which provide high quality bilingual care at a special event at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 3. The event &ndas.. read more »

8th May 2017

Social Care Wales wants your views on 'hub'

Social Care Wales plans to develop an information hub for the social work and social care sectors – and the new organisation would like CFW members' views about what it should contain. The ai.. read more »

2nd May 2017

Bumper year for Wales Care Awards entries

There has been a huge increase in nominations for the Wales Care Awards this year with entries up 40 per cent on 2016.Mario Kreft said: "We have received entries from more than 68 different organisa.. 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 »

25th April 2017

Charity launches creative activities pack for care homes

A WELSH charity’s art for care homes programme is launching a new bi-lingual resource pack to help care home staff and residents to run creative activities workshops. Age Cymru’s cA.. read more »

13th April 2017

Changes will widen £40m black hole, says CFW chairman

Recent changes to the way residential social care is paid for will widen the £40m-a-year funding black hole, according to Care Forum Wales' chairman Mario Kreft.Mr Kreft backs the Welsh Govern.. read more »

10th April 2017

Changes on residential care charges let residents keep more of their money

Changes allowing people to keep more of their savings when they move into residential care come into effect today (April 10, 2017). The limit will move from £25,000 to £30,000 as p.. read more »

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