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31st March 2014

Minister announces increase in maximum weekly fees to be paid for non-residential care

The deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thomas, has announced (March 17) a planned increase in the maximum fees people will be asked to pay for non-residential social care from April 2014. T.. read more »

28th March 2014

Care Forum launches new 'Care Forum Extra' discount package for members

We've launched a new discount package for Care Forum Members which offers savings on everything from grocery shopping to glasses, travel to treats for members and their families plus discounts on ca.. read more »

27th March 2014

Read the latest version of Care Forum Wales' members' magazine, Fforum

To download a copy of the latest CFW members' magazine, Fforum, from Care Forum Wales please click one of the links below: English eForum Welsh eForum read more »

26th March 2014

Health Minister announces change in A&E and ambulance targets to be trialled

The way in which the performance of A&E and ambulance services are monitored and measured is to be overhauled, the Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (March 26). The new system of mo.. read more »

20th March 2014

Paying for social care in Wales: reform is still our plan - Deputy Social Services Minister

Gwenda Thomas, the Deputy Minister for Social Services, has said she is committed to reforming how social care services are paid for in Wales. In a statement issued today (March 20) the Minister sa.. read more »

19th March 2014

Landmark Social Services and Well-being Bill for Wales is passed

Assembly Members yesterday (March 18) voted to pass the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill which is aimed at transforming how people access and receive care and support in Wales. The landm.. read more »

18th March 2014

'Transformative' Social Services and Well-being Bill - final National Assembly vote today

The Social Services and Well-being Bill which the Welsh Government says will transform social services in Wales reaches its final stage in the National Assembly today after nearly three years in the.. read more »

12th March 2014

Concerns raised over ex-Deputy Older People's Commissioner's £27,000 ex gratia payment

Concerns have been raised over an ex gratia payment to the former Deputy Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Stone, who took voluntary redundancy in 2012. Sarah Stone was given compensatio.. read more »

10th March 2014

Mark Drakeford defends performance of Welsh NHS after London ministers' attacks

The Welsh Government's health minister Mark Drakeford has defended the record of the Welsh NHS on Radio 4's Today Programme and in a debate at the Senedd after attacks by Westminster Conservatives i.. read more »

5th March 2014

Calls for new system of Welsh-only hospital data to be introduced by the autumn

A team of senior clinicians has found that Welsh and English hospital mortality indicators are not comparible and has called for a new system for Welsh hospitals only to be in place by the autumn. .. read more »



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