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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 »

3rd April 2017

New organisation for social care in Wales comes into being

A new organisation for social care in Wales has today (April 3, 2017) come into being. It combines the functions of the Care Council for Wales and the Social Services Improvement Agency and will re.. read more »

10th March 2017

Residents show their masterpieces at art exhibition

Elderly residents at five South Wales care homes have displayed their best artwork to members of the local community at an exhibition held at the Penarth Pier Pavilion. The exhibition – which.. read more »

15th February 2017

Concerns over economy and Brexit overshadow social care worries, survey finds

A new survey published today (February 15, 2017) has found the general public put social care only ninth among a list of concerns including Brexit, immigration, housing, unemployment and educat.. 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 »

18th January 2017

CFW joins calls to keep EU social care workers

CFW has been asked to join the Cavendish Coalition to help lobby the UK government about foreign workers in the NHS and social care sector post Brexit. Mary Wimbury, senior policy officer for CFW, .. read more »

6th January 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 »

5th January 2017

Extra £10m won't stop social care meltdown

A £10m increase in funding for social care has been described as a "sticking plaster" that won't cover a massive funding gap. The additional money for the sector was announced by Rebecca Evan.. read more »

5th January 2017

Health trust fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

A health authority in England has been fined by the Health & Safety Executive after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward. The fine, which has been highlighted for members by Car.. read more »



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