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    25th February 2015

    Care home dog Ellie-May becomes finalist in 'Friends for Life' category at Crufts

    A Powys care home's much-loved resident dog, Ellie May, is one of the four finalists at the prestigious Crufts dog show this year in the 'Friends for Life' award category. Ellie May (pictured below.. read more »

    24th February 2015

    New Regulation and Inspection legislation must herald 'new era of collaboration', warns social care leader

    A social care leader has welcomed new legislation to beef up regulation of the sector but warns it will not work unless there is a "fundamental change of culture".Care Forum Wales' chair, Mario Kref.. read more »

    23rd February 2015

    Regulation and Inspection Bill to 'rebalance accountability' in social care system

    New law to strengthen the regulation and inspection of social care in Wales unveiled Care home owners will become more accountable for their services under a new law to strengthen the protection of .. read more »

    18th February 2015

    Do you work in Residential Childcare? CCW wants your views for its short survey

    The Care Council for Wales has commissioned a survey to help it understand more about what it means to you to work as a residential child care worker. The aim of the survey (which can be completed .. read more »

    18th February 2015

    Innovative project to bring the arts into care homes across Wales: get involved for free

    Age Cymru is offering care homes the chance to get residents involved in an innovative Wales-wide project that aims to encourage residents and staff to participate in the arts. Called 'cARTrefu', w.. read more »

    12th February 2015

    Care home residents should have primary care 'at least' as good as those living in own homes, confirms Minister

    Health Minister Mark Drakeford has placed a new emphasis on the rights of care home residents to have primary care 'at least' as good as those living in their own homes.Giving the Welsh Government's.. read more »

    11th February 2015

    £80m investment boost to increase number of student healthcare trainees

    The number of training places for student healthcare professionals is set to increase by 16 per cent over the next year (2015-16) in Wales, the Welsh Government has announced today (February 11). Th.. read more »

    9th February 2015

    Dental healthcare funding boost includes £320,000 for older people in care homes

    The Welsh Government has announced it will boost funding for oral healthcare services for older people by £700,000, with £320,000 of it targeted improving dental care for those in care h.. read more »

    5th February 2015

    Mark Drakeford: Child sex abuse inquiry should include Welsh representatives

    Wales’ Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford, has called on the UK Government to ensure Wales is fully represented on the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. .. read more »

    3rd February 2015

    Welsh Government reveals strategy to 'better the life chances' of Wales' looked-after children

    The Welsh Government has launched a new strategy to raise the ambitions and educational attainment of Wales' nearly 6,000 looked-after children today (February 3). Launched jointly by Education Mini.. read more »



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