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10th October 2017

CSSIW proposes changes to DBS checks

The way you apply for a DBS check is changing... The proposal is that from 2018, CSSIW will no longer directly manage DBS checks – these will be managed by an external provider. A DBS fee (cu.. read more »

9th October 2017

Inquiry into costs of caring for ageing population launched – have your say

The National Assembly's finance committee has launched an investigation into the cost of caring for an ageing population. The investigation was launched at the beginning of October and CFW will be .. read more »

2nd October 2017

Deadline approaching for people to claim for their care

People who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS are being encouraged by the Welsh Government to register their intent to make a claim. Continuing NHS Healthcare is a package of car.. read more »

29th September 2017

Government suspends minimum wage enforcement for sleep-ins

The government yesterday (September 28, 2017) announced a further one-month suspension of minimum wage enforcement concerning sleep-in shifts in the social care sector to minimise disruption to the .. read more »

26th September 2017

Prioritising social care in new Welsh Government strategy a 'game changer' – Mario Kreft

Care Forum Wales' chair Mario Kreft has welcomed the Welsh Government's decision to include social care as one of five key priority areas in its new economic strategy, 'Prosperity for All' calling i.. read more »

20th September 2017

Search starts for Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

The Welsh Government has started the search for Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner. Created by the Welsh Government in 2008, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is the .. read more »

19th September 2017

Welsh Government's Cost of Care Group gets to work

The Welsh Government's Cost of Care Group has begun work to look into how the costs of care are calculated. Interim chief executive Mary Wimbury is a member of the group. She said: “This is a.. read more »

18th September 2017

CMA issues report into the care home market

The Competition and Markets Authority recently published interim findings on its care home market study and is keen to talk to providers about their proposed remedy proposals, which cover consumer i.. read more »

15th September 2017

There's still time to book in for Care Forum Wales' Essential Updates

If you haven't booked yet for our Autumn 'Essential Updates' there's still time. These important twice-yearly seminars will provide delegates with an informative, focused and interactive day th.. read more »

12th September 2017

Transforming care and raising standards – please send in your views

Social Care Wales (SCW) has launched its formal consultation on transforming the care sector in Wales and Care Forum Wales is urging members to respond to this by the deadline of October 16. The con.. read more »

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