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    26th September 2014

    Five Nations Care Forum makes its mark online

    The Five Nations Care Forum, of which Care Forum Wales is a member and supporter, now has an online presence to set out its remit, objectives and plans for the future. The Five Nationsl Care Forum .. read more »

    25th September 2014

    Number of 'very old' Britons surpasses 500,000 mark

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of older people in Britain who are 'very old' has surprassed half a million. The figures for 2013 show that there we.. read more »

    23rd September 2014

    Care home residents show they've got 'art'

    Residents of the Romilly Nursing Home in Cardiff showed off their artistic prowess over the summer with an exhibition of famous paintings they'd recreated. One of the residents, a graduate of&.. read more »

    16th September 2014

    CFW welcomes integration of health and social care at cabinet level following Welsh Government reshuffle

    Care Forum Wales chair, Mario Kreft, has welcomed the integration of the social services and health portfolios following a cabinet reshuffle by First Minister Carwyn Jones last week (September 11).&.. read more »

    15th September 2014

    Mario Kreft praises 'visionary' long-serving social services minister after surprise departure

    Mario Kreft has praised the former Welsh Government deputy social services minister, Gwenda Thomas, after her surprise departure from government following Carwyn Jones' September cabinet reshuf.. read more »

    12th September 2014

    Welsh Government cabinet reshuffle: Long-serving social services minister steps down

    The long-serving deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thomas, announced she was stepping down from her post yesterday (September 11) during a day in which First Minister Carwyn Jones car.. read more »

    10th September 2014

    Burden of care costs falls unfairly on dementia sufferers, says Age UK

    Age UK has said that the cost of care for those with dementia averages £32,242 a year per patient - with only a third of this covered by NHS or council help. Alzheimer's Society chief executi.. read more »

    9th September 2014

    Care Council review of social care code of practice: your views wanted

    The Care Council for Wales is currently running a public consultation to review the code of practice for social care workers and it's seeking your views. It is particularly keen to hear from anyone .. read more »

    9th September 2014

    Social services minister on Inspection & Regulation bill in Wales: 'We have learned lessons from care scandals'

    Deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thomas (pictured), has said today that she believes the new Regulation and Inspection Bill, to be introduced in the National Assembly in early 2.. read more »

    2nd September 2014

    Poll highlights worries over care in old age in England

    A YouGov poll of almost 4,700 people in England shows only a quarter have faith that they will receive proper care in their old age. The research was carried out for a coalition of charities and vo.. read more »



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