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31st July 2012

Concerns raised over planned changes to care home categories

CONCERNS have been raised over plans by CSSIW to phase out the use of care home categories and replace them with more detailed statements of purpose and “increased provider accou.. read more »

27th July 2012

Social services White Paper on agenda at UKHCA Wales conference

The implications for homecare providers of the Welsh Government's White Paper on Sustainable Social Services will be the focus of the UK Home Care Association (UKHCA) conference in Wales this y.. read more »

18th July 2012

Study finds drinking alcohol can increase dementia risk

A US study has found that drinking alcohol, even in moderation, can increase the risk of dementia in older people. The study findings, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International C.. read more »

11th July 2012

UK Government delays plans for social care costs cap

The UK Government has today [July 11] announced it cannot yet commit to bringing in the cap on social care costs proposed after a major review last year. The Dilnot Commission proposed there .. read more »

2nd July 2012

Carers and users to get greater say on social services policy

THE Welsh Government has announced it will create a 'citizens' panel' to give carers and service users a voice on decisions it makes on social services.  The decision to create the pan.. read more »

2nd July 2012

Social care proposals set for White Paper in 2013

Proposals on the regulation of social care services have been dropped from the Social Services (Wales) Bill and will now be the subject of a White Paper in 2013, the Deputy Minister for Ch.. read more »

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