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20th October 2016

Better co-ordination with independent sector could help ease winter pressures on NHS – CFW chair

Care Forum Wales has given evidence to the Assembly's Health and Social Care Committee as part of its inquiry into 'winter preparedness'. CFW chair Mario Kreft and senior policy adviser Mary Wimbur.. read more »

18th October 2016

Residential care charges – Welsh Government raises cap on pensioner savings

The Welsh Government has raised the capital limit used by local authorities who charge for residential care from £24,000 to £50,000 as part of its new five-year plan entitled Taking Wale.. read more »

14th October 2016

Sensory garden opened in memory of much-loved resident

A new 'sensory garden' which creates a calming atmosphere for dementia sufferers has opened in memory of a much-loved care home resident, Violet Vaughan who died in March this year, pictured. Ysgub.. read more »

14th October 2016

Book now for workshops on the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015

Care Forum Wales members have been invited to attend one of a number of workshop events held across the country to emphasise the importance of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. .. read more »

7th October 2016

Care Forum Wales in talks over administering medication in care homes

CFW is in discussions with the Welsh Government about enabling delegation of medication administration in nursing homes. Our view is set out in the CFW Council statement: CFW notes recent deve.. read more »

1st October 2016

International Day of Older People – minister's pledge on older people's rights

Rebecca Evans, minister for social services and public health, has issued a statement detailing the Welsh Government's commitment to older people and strengthening their rights on the Internationa.. read more »

1st October 2016

Deadline approaching for care home cost claims

People who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS are being urged by the Welsh Government to register their claim. Continuing NHS Healthcare is a package of care provided free of cha.. read more »

30th September 2016

Brexit could trigger crisis in social care

Leading UK care organisations have warned of a crisis in social care after Britain's referendum decision to leave the EU as migration restrictions could mean a massive shortage of care workers. Nat.. read more »

27th September 2016

National Commissioning Board issues first newsletter

The newly-formed National Commissioning Board (NCB)– which counts Care Forum Wales policy advisor Mary Wimbury on its board – has issued its first quarterly newsletter in order to help e.. read more »

26th September 2016

Could you help improve social care in Wales – find out more

The Care Council is looking for people from across Wales, from all walks of life, to get involved in its work and help it improve social care.  You can find out more here – roles in.. read more »



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