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31st March 2016

Privately-funded social or palliative care: Providers must publicise Public Services Ombudsman complaints procedures

Officials in the Welsh Government have issued a reminder to providers that they must publicise complaints procedures, if people who've paid privately for social care or palliative care wish the.. read more »

31st March 2016

Evaluation plans set out to monitor new Social Services and Well-being law

The Welsh Government's health minister has set out plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 which comes into force on 6 April 2016.   In .. read more »

18th March 2016

It's time to nominate for the Wales Care Awards 2016: deadline is March 31

There are just over two weeks to go until the deadline for nominations for this year's Wales Care Awards. Nominations close on March 31 so it's time to get cracking - you can nominate a colleague or.. read more »

18th March 2016

Warning over carers' and unpaid travel time – homecare firm could face group legal action

A homecare company, MiHomecare, could face a group action lawsuit by care workers over unpaid travel time after it paid £1,250 to one carer in an out of court settlement. Caroline Barlow.. read more »

17th March 2016

Swansea care home's nature park recreates memories of feeding the ducks for residents

A Swansea care home is transforming a piece of waste ground into a nine-acre nature park. The £100,000 project at Hengoed Court & Hengoed Park Care Home, a member of the Care Forum Wa.. read more »

14th March 2016

Doctors in England call on Chancellor for better funding of social care system ahead of budget

Fourteen doctors' leaders have written to George Osborne asking for further funding for social care in England in next week's Budget. In a letter to the chancellor, they said cuts in social care fu.. read more »

14th March 2016

Older People's Commissioner's report sheds light on living with dementia

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is calling for action to be taken by public services across Wales to ensure that people living with dementia and those who care for them can access th.. read more »

11th March 2016

Book now for our Spring Essential Updates 2016: four events across Wales

CFW holds regular 'Essential Updates' training sessions for members and non-members. These are aimed at care home managers and senior staff to keep them up to date with all the latest changes in leg.. read more »

11th March 2016

CFW chair blasts 'institutional prejudice' against private social care providers at Five Nations meeting

CFW chair Mario Kreft has used his speech at the March Five Nations meeting to hit out against what he called “institutional prejudice” towards proviate companies providing services for .. read more »

8th March 2016

CFW welcomes the Five Nations Care Forum to Cardiff

Care Forum Wales is delighted to be hosting the latest meeting of the Five Nations Care Forum in Cardiff Bay on 10-11 March 2016. The Five Nations Care Forum is an alliance of 11 pro.. read more »



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