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20th December 2016

Christmas message from Mario Kreft

2016 has been a difficult year for those of us in social care with budgets continuing to be squeezed, costs rising and the numbers who need social care continuing to increase with our ageing populat.. read more »

19th December 2016

Investigation launched into consumer rights in social care

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into care homes for older people to investigate whether current practices breach consumer laws. The CMA study will look very .. read more »

19th December 2016

Putting up council tax 'won't solve social care funding problem'

Care Forum Wales chair Mario Kreft, pictured, has warned that the social care sector will collapse unless the Welsh Government invests more money in independently-run care homes and domiciliary care.. read more »

16th December 2016

Winter pressures report: greater integration of health and social care

An important report from the Welsh Assembly's Health, Social Care & Sport Committee on winter pressures which quotes extensively from the evidence given by Care Forum Wales. Download a copy of .. read more »

12th December 2016

CFW chair speaks out over NHS 'gridlock'

Mario Kreft MBE, chair of Care Forum Wales, is calling for the authorities to put "prejudice" about the private sector to one side to solve the crisis facing the NHS this winter. Mr Kreft stressed .. read more »

8th December 2016

Care home provider makes residents’ wishes come true

Residents from Hallmark's care homes in Wales will write their hearts desire on a star this December and enter the company's Christmas wish-granting competition. More than 1,000 – including 9.. read more »

6th December 2016

Senior care home staff wanted for new leadership course

My Home Life Cymru is calling for all care home managers and senior staff to register for their Leadership Programme course – and are offering a limited-time discounted rate for CFW members. .. read more »

5th December 2016

'Lift' programme aims to help out-of-work adults

The Welsh Government has launched a new programme which aims to help people living in households where no one is in work by offering training and linking up with employers to fill vacancies. Called.. read more »

5th December 2016

Care home unveils £700k refurbishment

A care home in Cardiff has unveiled a £700,000 refurbishment with a little help from the mayor and Wales rugby star Rhys Webb. Shire Hall, which is run by Hallmark Care Homes, has been given .. read more »

1st December 2016

Book published for Welsh-speaking dementia sufferers

A social enterprise has published a book and related pack specifically designed for Welsh-speaking people with dementia. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Fathers), which is written in Welsh but has E.. read more »



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