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30th November 2012

New body to carry out criminal records checks from Dec 1

A new body which will oversee criminal records checks is being launched tomorrow. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is being created following the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau (.. read more »

28th November 2012

Reminder issued about importance of window restrictors

A reminder has been issued about the importance of regularly checking window restrictors in nursing and residential care homes. Melanie Minty, Care Forum Wales policy adviser, said: "We .. read more »

23rd November 2012

Care standards in England 'under pressure' - CQC report

The health watchdog in England, the Care Quality Commission, has said that care standards for older people are suffering and key standards are being failed in hospitals and care homes because s.. read more »

22nd November 2012

Catch up on the latest from Care Forum Wales with our November e-news

You can read a digest of our November news here: Care Forum Wales e-news In it you'll find news including Find out what our specialist groups are up to Check out conference date.. read more »

19th November 2012

Welsh Government wants your views to help transform social services

The Welsh Government is seeking your views to help it set the ‘direction of travel’ in the transformation of social services in Wales. It has launched a consultation on its .. read more »

9th November 2012

Gold award for 101-year-old 'shows value of older people in society'

An award given to a 101-year-old at the 2012 Wales Care Awards for her work in her community on Anglesey shows the value of older people in our society, according to Care Forum Wales chair Mari.. read more »

9th November 2012

Free dementia care conference to take place in Swansea: December 5

A free conference on caring for people with dementia is being held in Swansea on December 5. The event, to be held at the city's Liberty Stadium, is aimed at providers of residential and nu.. read more »

5th November 2012

Will new technology slash dementia diagnosis times? Trial planned

New technology which aims to slash the time it take to diagnose dementia from the current 18 months to three months is set to be trialled in a UK Government-backed scheme. According to repo.. read more »

5th November 2012

First Minister to meet Children's Commissioner over child abuse inquiry calls

First minister Carwyn Jones will meet Wales' children's commissioner tomorrow (Tuesday Nov 6) after calls were made for a fresh inquiry into child abuse at North Wales care homes in .. read more »

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