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27th February 2014

Residential Care Review visits to care homes start next week

The Older People’s Commissioner Sarah Rochira, pictured below, is to begin making the first of 100 visits to residential care homes across Wales’ 22 local authorities in the first week o.. read more »

25th February 2014

Adult social care providers in England facing 'workforce timebomb'

A report by the International Longevity Centre called The Future Care Workforce has said that the adult social care sector in England will need to add approximately 1 million workers by 2025 to.. read more »

21st February 2014

CFW joins new National Advisory Board set up by CSSIW

The new National Advisory Board set up by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW) has met for the first time. CFW’s Mary Wimbury (pictured) attended the introductory meeti.. read more »

14th February 2014

South Wales health boards' plans to shake-up services face uncertainty after alternative proposal

Plans to centralise key services at a reduced number of south Wales hospitals which will affect patients across the whole of South Wales and South Powys face uncertainty after one health board rejec.. read more »

13th February 2014

South Wales health boards meeting to discuss plans for reorganisation of key services

Health boards in South Wales are meeting today to discuss plans for reorganising key services and locating them at five hospitals across the region. The controversial plans would see consultant-led.. read more »

4th February 2014

English councils paying below recommended minimum for personal homecare

The UK Homecare Association (UKHCA) says most councils in England are paying below the recommended minimum price for homecare services of £15.19 per hour. A Freedom of Information request by .. read more »

3rd February 2014

Claims that increase in number of over-90s using ambulance services linked to social care cuts

The number of older people in the 90+ age group using the amubalance service to get to hospital since 2009-2010 has risen by 81% according to new figures. Analysis by the Labour party showed that 3.. read more »

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