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    28th October 2010

    Care Forum welcomes plans to recognise care staff professionalism

    Care Forum Wales has welcomed a Welsh Assembly Government initiative to boost the status of staff working in the social care sector. In a letter to Care Forum Wales on October 20, the Assemb.. read more »

    21st October 2010

    Care Forum Wales gives cautious welcome to £2bn social care boost

    The chief executive of Care Forum Wales, Mario Kreft, has given a cautious welcome to the Chancellor George Osbourne’s planned extra £2bn funding for social care services.Mr Kreft, th.. read more »

    20th October 2010

    Chancellor pledges £2bn funding boost for social care

    Despite fears that social care would face deep cuts in today's Comprehensive Spending Review plans (Oct 20), Chancellor George Osbourne has revealed that social care will receive a boost from a.. read more »

    17th October 2010

    Spending review 'to hit poorest over-75s hardest', says Age UK

    Planned cuts for poorest older people to equal 'one third of income' says Age UK The over-75s will be hit harder, relative to their incomes, than any other group as a result of the Governm.. read more »

    17th October 2010

    WAG announces £9m for Gwent care-at-home programme

    WAG announces £9 million announced to provide care, support and dignity Assembly Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, has announced £9 million funding over the next three yea.. read more »

    17th October 2010

    NICE ruling 'to help thousands of early stage Alzheimer's sufferers'

    Hundreds of thousands of people with Alzheimer’s disease who have been denied medical treatment could soon be given access to life-changing drugs on the NHS, says the Alzheimer's Society... read more »

    4th October 2010

    North Wales care home owners say they can save NHS £20m

    INDEPENDENT care providers in North Wales have said they can help save the NHS in Wales around £20m a year – and beat the hospital bed blocking bug at the same link to r.. read more »

    4th October 2010

    Time to end the social care ‘postcode lottery’ says forum

    A NEW vision to end the “postcode lottery” in social care is being called for by independent care workers in Blaenau Gwent. Click link for further information - http://www.waleson.. read more »

    4th October 2010

    Deputy social services minister on how Wales aims help disadvantaged families

    Gwenda Thomas, deputy minister for social services, explains why the introduction of the integrated family support service is so important THE decision to place a child in the car.. read more »

    1st October 2010

    Senate will 'give Welsh pensioners a stronger voice'

    Four national older people's organisations in Wales are joining to create a senate to give older people a stronger public voice. The Welsh Senate of Older People, being launched today (Oct.. read more »



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