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17th July 2014

AMs pass declaration of rights for older people

Wales has set out its stall as a leading supporter of the rights of older people with the official adoption of a Declaration of Rights of Older People. The Declaration received cross-party support .. read more »

11th July 2014

Row over 'under-publicised' deadline for continuing healthcare claims

The charity Age Cymru has criticised the Welsh Government saying it has not adequately publicised the deadline for backdated claims over wrongly paid care home fees. The claims are over nursing hom.. read more »

8th July 2014

UK scientists' Alzheimer's test hailed a breakthrough in predicting disease

A blood test to detect which people with failing memories will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease has been developed by British scientists, who hope it may prove a breakthrough in the hunt for a c.. read more »

4th July 2014

Minister appoints new Care Council for Wales member

  The Welsh Government's deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thomas, has appointed Pembrokeshire Councillor Simon Hancock as a new member to the Care Council for Wales (on July 1). &n.. read more »

4th July 2014

Care Forum Wales Council - new elected representatives

Following elections in June, CFW's Council has a new set of elected representatives from across Wales' 22 local authorities. CFW Council officers 2014 Mario Kreft (Chair) Malcolm Perrett (Vice Ch.. read more »

2nd July 2014

Health and safety in care homes guidance 'extensively' re-written

The guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive and aimed at care home providers and managers has been extensively rewritten. A new version of the guidance was published at the end of June 20.. read more »

1st July 2014

CFW members from Swansea and Wrexham win plaudits

Two Care Forum Wales member organisations won plaudits for their commitment to workforce development, training and motivation in June. Hengoed Court Care Home in Swansea was the employer of th.. read more »

1st July 2014

'Seismic shift' towards regional partnership groups and leadership forums welcomed by CFW's chair

Care Forum Wales' chair Mario Kreft has welcomed the announcement by the deputy minister for social services of a new structure for social services with regional partnership groups and leadership fo.. read more »

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