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5th December 2016

Care home unveils £700k refurbishment

A care home in Cardiff has unveiled a £700,000 refurbishment with a little help from the mayor and Wales rugby star Rhys Webb. Shire Hall, which is run by Hallmark Care Homes, has been given .. read more »

23rd November 2016

Chancellor raises the National Living Wage but fails to help social care

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond raised the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017 as part of his Autumn Statement. The Chancellor's statement also included .. read more »

22nd November 2016

Couple find love in care home

Care home couple Sian Walley and Steve Ferrier have become engaged – after staff at Highfield House in Wrexham prepared a romantic meal for the pair. During the meal – which staff serve.. read more »

21st November 2016

Social care homes challenged to have a good sing-song

The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) has launched a singing challenge aimed at care home communities. The challenge, called Sing A Song, invites care homes to organise sing-song sessi.. read more »

19th November 2016

HSE proposes changes to risk assessments

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is proposing changes to the advice it offers about performing risk assessments and has published a revised draft of its guidance. The HSE wants to see more e.. read more »

18th November 2016

Minister publishes guidance for local authorities

New guidance published by Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans will help to evaluate 'how the Social Services and Well-being Act is having a real, positive, impact on people&.. read more »

15th November 2016

Minister releases plans to deal with winter 'surges' in NHS care

Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething has released plans which detail how the NHS in Wales will deal with 'surges' in demand as winter closes in. The plans, released as part of.. read more »

9th November 2016

Become a Live Music Now 'Friend'

CFW members are being urged to become Live Music Now (LMN) 'Friends' as part of a scheme to boost music in care homes and other social care settings. Live Music Now is the UK's leading musicians de.. read more »

9th November 2016

Missing adult scheme launched

A scheme aimed at helping police to locate missing adults is being piloted by North Wales Police, in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council. The scheme, named the Herbert Protocol after a fo.. read more »

1st November 2016

Care homes urged to complete their SASS

Care homes and children's homes providers are being urged to urgently complete their Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) before the deadline of November 28. CSSIW have written to providers .. read more »



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