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19th December 2014

New advice issued on Older People's Commissioner's information request

We are urging all providers to respond to the request from the Older People's Commissioner, Sarah Rochira, for information by February 2. This is a legal requirement and, since the responses will b.. read more »

18th December 2014

Christmas wishes from Care Forum Wales

I'd like to thank all our members for their continued support and welcome all our new members as we prepare for Christmas 2014. There have been a number of important events this year including the .. read more »

17th December 2014

Providers urged to put their 'Welsh into action' - and enter Welsh Government awards

Independent social care providers are being encouraged to enter the Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Awards 2015. You can nominate groups or individuals who have gon.. read more »

11th December 2014

Health Minister promises continuing improvement on NHS response to needs of Welsh speakers

Welsh Government health minister Mark Drakeford has reiterated the government's commitment to offering people the choice to be cared for in Welsh and has promised to continue to improve the way the .. read more »

8th December 2014

One week left to nominate a care home that 'goes the extra mile' for My Home Life Cymru award

The organisers of the My Home Life Cymru scheme in Wales are calling on members of the public and social care staff to nominate care homes which they believe work to enrich the lives of their reside.. read more »

5th December 2014

Tax break helps those who employ independent carers at home as Chancellor announces autumn statement

George Osborne has announced in his autumn statement that old or sick people who employ carers to look after them will be able to access a Government allowance that eases the burden of national insu.. read more »

5th December 2014

Free menu-planning website for care homes: Initiative praised by Older People's Commissioner

Praise for menu-planning website A new menu-planning website has been launched to help nursing and residential care providers improve the quality and nutritional value of meals they provide –.. read more »

1st December 2014

HSE warning as care home fined for resident's fatal fall: Check window restrictors to avoid falls

Care homes have been warned to check their window restrictor fittings after a care home was fined for failing to ensure an elderly resident’s safety. The 92-year-old died after she managed to .. read more »

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