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    22nd July 2016

    CFW member hosts new social services minister's first care home visit

    The new minister for social services and public health, Rebecca Evans, chose CFW member St Nicholas House in Churchstoke, Powys, for her first visit to a care home since taking up her new role. Ms .. read more »

    21st July 2016

    Two firms fined for 92-year-old resident's death at care home during renovation work

    A care home management company and a building contractor have been fined after a 92-year-old resident died while renovation work was being carried out at a care home in Moston, Manchester... read more »

    20th July 2016

    Paraffin-based skin products: fire-risk warnings issued

    Further warnings have been issued by the NHS National Patient Safety Agency about the risks associated with using paraffin-based creams following an inquest into a fire death. A coroner in Leiceste.. read more »

    20th July 2016

    Powys Regional Partnership Board sets priorities for first year of operation

    The Powys Regional Partnership Board (PRPB) met for the second time on June 27 at the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) offices in Llandrindod Wells.  Melanie .. read more »

    18th July 2016

    Book now for our SEPTEMBER Essential Updates – big discount for CFW members

    Our Essential Updates are designed for social care managers and staff to get the latest information and updates on best practice and legislation. These important twice yearly seminars will pro.. read more »

    11th July 2016

    Healthcare company fined £100,000 after death of resident from scalding injuries

    A care home company based in Middlesex has been fined £100,000 plus costs after an elderly resident of a Surrey home died from scalding injuries. Guildford Crown Court heard how the 89-year-o.. read more »

    8th July 2016

    North Wales hospice dreams up 'flower power appeal' with a difference at Rhuddlan Castle

    Care Forum Wales member St Kentigern Hospice in St Asaph is celebrating 21 years of hospice care with a public art project at Rhuddlan Castle in Denbighshire. The project has seen metal flowers - s.. read more »

    4th July 2016

    Boxing legend Ronnie reunited with world champion protégé at Cardiff care home 

    A boxing champion turned trainer who coached three world champions and inspired dozens of young boxers to reach for the top has been reunited with the local legend he steered to world title glory. .. read more »

    4th July 2016

    CSSIW report finds stronger leadership and better communication needed for adults with learning disabilities

    CSSIW's National inspection of care and support for people with learning disabilities has found that more needs to be done by leaders at all levels to support their staff by working in partners.. read more »

    1st July 2016

    Social care stalwarts retire – CSSIW chief inspector and CCW chief executive both announce retirement

    Two major figures in the social care sector are set to retire with the chief inspector at CSSIW, Imelda Richardson, announcing her retirement at the end of the summer after a 40-year caree.. read more »



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