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30th March 2015

Last chance to enter your social care heroes for the Wales Care Awards 2015

You've just got time to nominate your social care heroes for the Wales Care Awards 2015 if you hurry – nominations close tomorrow (March 31). It's easy to do – just follow the links be.. read more »

27th March 2015

Regulation & Inspection Bill update: Plans to change Care Council role and name

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Professor Mark Drakeford, has issued a written statement on plans for the Care Council for Wales to be transformed into a new body, Social Care Wales (SC.. read more »

23rd March 2015

More than a million days 'lost' due to patients being unable to be discharged, new figures reveal

NHS England statistics released in March show that in the past 12 months there have been more than a million days 'lost' due to patients being unable to be discharged. In total 1,042,434 'excess be.. read more »

16th March 2015

Just two weeks left to nominate your social care heroes for Wales Care Awards 2015

If you know someone who goes the extra mile in social care, from catering staff to nurses, managers to new recruits, now is the time to nominate them for a Wales Care Award 2015. The nominations .. read more »

13th March 2015

Independent Living Fund: £20m grant scheme to support severely disabled announced by Welsh Government

A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 severely disabled people in Wales with their care needs will be devolved to local authorities when the existing UK fund closes at the end of June, He.. read more »

13th March 2015

St David's Day Award honour for Care Forum chairman Mario Kreft

Care Forum Wales' chair, Mario Kreft (pictured below), has been honoured by the First Minister with a St David's Day Award. The awards honour the exceptional achievements of people in Wales and ack.. read more »

9th March 2015

Think About Me: Good care guide pilot website launched

A pilot project offering a new web guide to care homes where relatives can leave reviews online has been launched today (March 9). The 'Think About Me: Good Care Guide' aims to make it easy for car.. read more »

3rd March 2015

New starters qualification launched by Care Council for Wales with emphasis on dignity and respect

The Care Council for Wales has announced a new qualification aimed at giving new social care employees a better understanding of the importance of dignity and respect. Supported by Agored Cymru and.. read more »

2nd March 2015

My Home Life Cymru award win for CFW member

A Pembrokeshire care home which last year took its residents on a cruise of the Norwegian fjords has won the My Home Life Cymru award at the Age Cymru annual gala dinner and awards ceremony. Pen-.. read more »

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