Social Care News

As well as posting regular social care news updates on this page, we also provide an RSS feed for all news content posted on this website - click here to subscribe for free and keep up with everything that's going on.

View our news archive »

29th January 2016

Stroke survival rates in Wales show 'significant' improvement, report finds

The number of people surviving a stroke has significantly improved in Wales, with the death rate falling by more than 1,000 a year compared with a decade ago, a new report has revealed. The third a.. read more »

25th January 2016

Wales' oldest person and Wales Care Awards winner Gwenllian Davies dies aged 110

Gwenllian Davies, of Awel Tywi Care Home in Llandeilo, who received the Craig Thomas Lifetime Achievement at the 2015 Wales Care Awards, has died aged 110. Wales' oldest woman (pictured below recei.. read more »

21st January 2016

Funding announced to tackle patients' 'delayed transfers' from hospitals to home or care

The Welsh Government has announced £2.5m of funding which will support measures to reduce the number of people – the majority of them older people – who are unable to leave hospita.. read more »

19th January 2016

Zero hours contracts could be limited for domiciliary care staff after study

Research into how to improve retention and recruitment of domiciliary care workers has suggested limiting the use of zero hours contracts, paying the national minimum wage and paying for travel time.. read more »

18th January 2016

Nominate your social care heroes now for the Wales Care Awards 2016

Do you know any social care heroes you'd like to nominate for a Wales Care Award 2016? Does someone in your organisation or across the social care workforce sector deserve to be recognised for their.. read more »

18th January 2016

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care Act receives Royal Assent

The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 has today (January 18) been granted Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen. The Welsh Government says the new Act 'reframes accountabili.. read more »

11th January 2016

Social care providers and commissioners issue National Living Wage warning to Welsh Government

A letter warning of the serious threat to care and support from an underfunded National Living Wage has been sent to the First Minister and Health Minister in the Welsh Government. The letter, writ.. read more »

10th January 2016

Schemes to help vulnerable adults, looked-after children and older people win £22m of grant funding

The Welsh Government has announced it has awarded nearly £22m worth of funding to schemes which will help children, vulnerable adults and older people over the next three years. The new three.. read more »

4th January 2016

Carer wins compensation after lift-shaft fall at work

A carer has been awarded more than £50,000 in compensation after plunging down a lift shaft at a nursing home in a fall where her patient died. Carol Conway, 52, survived falling 20ft (6.. read more »

« back to Home Page

Care Compare Wales

Search our database of more than 450 quality care providers by county,
care category
or keyword.

Need help with your search? Get help with
finding a care provider