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8th September 2017

How will curbs on EU migration impact on Wales' social care workforce? – Listen to Radio Wales' programme

A leaked Brexit document has revealed the UK Government's plans for future immigration curbs which will impact on the social care workforce. The document, dated August 2017, proposes measures t.. read more »

8th September 2017

Grant to help promote the innovative use of Welsh – closing date for applications September 22

Could your social care business promote the increased use of Welsh? If so you can apply for a grant from the Welsh Government's ‘Cymraeg 2050’ Grant Scheme which is now open to appl.. read more »

7th September 2017

How will you mark Age Positive Week this October? – Find out more!

Age Cymru is promoting 'Age Positive Week' from October 1-8 and events are taking place across Wales. The week coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons on October 1. Age Cymru is al.. read more »

4th September 2017

Arts and care homes partnership to continue to 2019 – would your care home like to take part?

Age Cymru has received funding to continue its 'cARTrefu' partnership between artists and care homes which began in 2015. The project will now continue to 2019 thanks to further funding from the .. read more »

18th August 2017

Government suspends minimum wage enforcement during sleep-ins

The UK Government has announced a temporary halt to demands for backpay for sleep-in shifts following pressure from the care sector and warnings payments could force providers out of business. On J.. read more »

11th August 2017

Writer wins Eisteddfod crown with poem about dementia

Poet Gwion Hallam used his experience of working with people who suffer from dementia to pen a special poem – and won a crown at the National Eisteddfod in Bodedern, Anglesey. Gwion, who is a.. read more »

2nd August 2017

Funded Nursing Care case – Supreme Court rules in favour of local authorities

The Supreme Court has today (August 2) ruled in favour of Welsh local authorities in the long-running legal dispute between councils and health boards over who pays for Funded Nursing Care in reside.. read more »

31st July 2017

Phase 2 implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 – workforce aspects

Phase 2 implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 – Workforce aspects – covers the requirement for providers of domiciliary services to disting.. read more »

25th July 2017

Regulation & Inspection of Social Care: CFW's response on regulations to replace National Minimum Standards

The consultation on regulations under the Inspection & Regulation Act (RISCA) which will replace National Minimum Standards ended on July 25. Another consulation, on the workforce aspects of RIS.. read more »

24th July 2017

Falls on the rise across the UK – act to prevent loss of independence

FALLS among older people is one of the major issues facing the NHS today across the UK with falls being the leading cause of accidental death and disability in older people in England and in Wales.&.. read more »

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