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18th December 2013

Christmas wishes from Care Forum Wales

Message from Mario Kreft, Care Forum Wales Chair We are looking forward to some big changes in 2014 – we hope the Inspection and Regulation White Paper will result in a bill being brought f.. read more »

18th December 2013

Care home owner praises "fabulous" staff for helping to save residents

The owner of the fire-damaged Hafod y Green rehabilitation and nursing centre in Trefnant, near Denbigh in North Wales, has praised his “fabulous” staff for saving the lives of the .. read more »

17th December 2013

Residents and staff safely evacuated after Denbighshire nursing home fire

More than 50 staff and residents were safely evacuated from a nursing home in Denbighshire last night after a fire broke out at the Hafod-y-Green Rehabilitation and Nursing Centre in Trefnant near D.. read more »

13th December 2013

Welsh Government consultation on Declaration of Rights of Older People opens

The Welsh Government has now opened its consultation on plans for a Declaration of Rights of Older People. The consultation will be open until March 15, 2014. Benefits of the declaration The pro.. read more »

12th December 2013

G8 dementia summit promises new focus on research and raises hopes of a 'cure'

The G8 summit on dementia in London yesterday (December 11) has raised hopes that more focus on dementia and more funding will lead to a leap forward in dementia treatment. David Cameron, who atten.. read more »

10th December 2013

Welsh Government moves to create Declaration of Rights of Older People

The Welsh Government's Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas, has today (December 10) set out plans for a public consultation on a formal Declaration of Rights of Older People in Wales... read more »

6th December 2013

Physical exercise may have positive impact on symptoms of dementia, new study indicates

A new study published on December 4 is among the research first to show that exercise may improve the lives of people already living with dementia - helping to improve memory, attention and cognitiv.. read more »

5th December 2013

First Minister announces inquiry into alleged care home neglect investigated under Operation Jasmine

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, yesterday (December 4) announced that an independent review would investigate alleged historical abuse and neglect at six South Wales care homes. The review follow.. read more »

2nd December 2013

Safeguarding arrangements - concerns raised with chair of National Safeguarding Advisory Panel

Safeguarding concerns raised with National Safeguarding Advisory Panel chair The chair of the National Safeguarding Advisory Panel, Phil Hodgson, attended CFW’s Council in November to listen.. read more »

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