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21st February 2017

No new powers for council tax rises to fund social care in Wales

With social care in the news this month in England and Wales, the Welsh Government has said there will be no powers for local authorities to raise council tax to fund social care in Wales. Council.. read more »

21st February 2017

Nominate now for Wales Care Awards 2017

Does someone in your organisation or across the social care workforce sector deserve to be recognised for their dedication to social care in Wales? Is your organisation committed to Dignity in Care?.. read more »

14th February 2017

Care Forum Wales expert joins falls task force

Our health and safety expert Anthony Acari, pictured, has joined the National Task Force for Falls Prevention in Older People. The task force – which brings together health, housing, social ca.. read more »

10th February 2017

Qualifications Wales wants members to join panels

Do you want the opportunity to shape the new training programme as part of a review by Qualifications Wales? The organisation, which is responsible for regulating non-degree qualifications in Wales.. read more »

9th February 2017

CFW members urged to contribute to care home review

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, has written to Care Forum Wales chair Mario Kreft to ask for members' contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older pe.. read more »

7th February 2017

Government issues framework for use of Welsh in social care

The Welsh Government has issued a new 'follow-on' framework for the use of Welsh in health, social services and social care settings. The issue, discussed at this month's Welsh Language in Health &.. read more »

6th February 2017

CSSIW changes rules on inspection challenges

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has made changes to the way in which challenges to inspection reports can be made. During the CSSIW inspection process, 'registered persons' .. read more »

1st February 2017

Pharmacy group launches falls campaign

Community Pharmacy Wales is launching a campaign called Steady On... Stay Safe as part of drive to boost awareness of the issue of falls among older people, the leading cause of fatal injuries in th.. read more »

31st January 2017

Care Home Open Day kicks off for 2017

Care home managers have been urged to register their care homes for Care Home Open Day 2017 – the UK-wide initiative which invites residential care homes to open their doors to the public for .. read more »

20th January 2017

HSE to focus on workplace stress with new strategy – health and social care among sectors in spotlight

The Health and Safety Executive has recently launched a new health strategy, with a focus on two areas that could have a big impact on businesses and staff working.. read more »

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