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29th April 2015

Care at home, not in hospital: £20m boost to Intermediate Care Fund announced

The Welsh Government is set to invest £20m in the Intermediate Care Fund which is designed to support people in their own homes and local communities, reducing pressure on hospitals. Health an.. read more »

27th April 2015

Tea with the Queen for CFW's Sue Thomas

Care Forum Wales's Sue Thomas has been recognised for her work in organising and promoting the Wales Care Awards. Sue is due to have tea with the Queen at a Royal tea party at Buckingham Palace on M.. read more »

20th April 2015

Dementia awareness training seminars – free for CFW members

Care Forum Wales's group lead on dementia, Stephen Ford, is offering members the chance to attend one of two free dementia awareness training seminars in May. The seminars will include a mixture of .. read more »

14th April 2015

Proposal to create single body to oversee NHS workforce planning and training welcomed

The proposal by an independent review for the NHS in Wales to create a single body to oversee workforce planning and the commissioning of training and education places has been welcomed. Such a bod.. read more »

13th April 2015

National Care Home Open Day: time to get involved for 2015

Care Forum Wales is supporting National Care Home Open Day 2015 on June 19 which this year has twin themes of The Arts and Valuing Staff (you can see how CFW members celebrated the day in 2014 here).. read more »

6th April 2015

Wales Care Awards: Nominations deadline extended to April 20 - find out how to nominate!

You've just got time to nominate your social care heroes for the Wales Care Awards 2015 if you hurry – the nominations deadline has been extended to April 20. It's easy to do – just fol.. read more »

2nd April 2015

Welsh Government reveals plans to make Wales a 'dementia-friendly nation'

Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today (April  2) said he wants health boards to work towards a 50% dementia diagnosis rate by 2016. In addition, Mr Drakeford announced that r.. read more »

2nd April 2015

New dementia targets and staff unveiled by Welsh Government

A new £1m to plan to recruit new primary care support workers to help people diagnosed with dementia has been unveiled as part of a new Welsh Government drive to tackle the disease.Health and .. read more »

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