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29th November 2016

Minister publishes results of domiciliary care consultation

Minister for social services and public health Rebecca Evans has published the long-awaited results of the consultation into domiciliary care staffing. The consultation, which included a range of p.. read more »

24th November 2016

Minister issues report into Social Care Act implementation

Rebecca Evans, minister for social services and public health, has released an update report on the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016. In a statement t.. read more »

23rd November 2016

Chancellor raises the National Living Wage but fails to help social care

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond raised the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017 as part of his Autumn Statement. The Chancellor's statement also included .. read more »

22nd November 2016

RCN issues safety guide for lone workers

The Royal College of Nursing has released guidance aimed at supporting health and social care staff who work alone. The guide has been produced after a 2015 survey of RCN members found almost half .. read more »

20th November 2016

DWP consultation on work and disability

The Department of Work and Pensions is seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. The government departmen.. read more »

18th November 2016

Minister publishes guidance for local authorities

New guidance published by Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans will help to evaluate 'how the Social Services and Well-being Act is having a real, positive, impact on people&.. read more »

15th November 2016

Minister releases plans to deal with winter 'surges' in NHS care

Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething has released plans which detail how the NHS in Wales will deal with 'surges' in demand as winter closes in. The plans, released as part of.. read more »

14th November 2016

Living Wage puts pressure on providers

A new report has revealed that the National Living Wage has increased the financial pressure on care home providers who are already being hit by reduced funding from local authorities. The report, .. read more »

9th November 2016

Missing adult scheme launched

A scheme aimed at helping police to locate missing adults is being piloted by North Wales Police, in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council. The scheme, named the Herbert Protocol after a fo.. read more »

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