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24th July 2017

The real impact of the Social Services and Well-being Act – your stories wanted

Social Care Wales is looking for real-life stories about the positive ways in which the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 has helped people. Rebecca Cicero, sector engagemen.. read more »

21st July 2017

Regulation & Inspection of Social Care: have your say on consultations closing soon

Two consultations on draft regulations and statutory guidance under phase 2 of implementing the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 are due to close soon.   The service .. read more »

11th July 2017

Parliamentary review issues imterim report

A review into health and social care in Wales has called for a bold vision for the health and care system and says that change in the sector is essential. The Parliamentary Review interim report on.. read more »

7th July 2017

One in four English care homes are unsafe

One in four care homes in England are unsafe according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England. In a report issued by the CQC, poo.. read more »

27th June 2017

Calls for care home providers to tighten fire safety

Following on from the Grenfell Tower fire, England’s care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) wants all care home providers to re-examine the fire safety checks that take place in care .. read more »

26th June 2017

CFW takes on new shape

Discussions about formalising the organisation of Care Forum Wales have taken place to enable it to focus on its key aims in future. Members present at the May CFW Council meeting agreed the first .. read more »

17th June 2017

Care Home Open Day hits the spot

The fifth Care Home Open Day took place on June 16 and many Care Forum Wales members threw themselves into celebrating the day with great enthusiasm. The theme this year was friendship and many eve.. read more »

12th June 2017

Minister launches new consultation into social care act

Minister for social services and public health Rebecca Evans has launched a new consultation into staffing in the sector as part of phase 2 of the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of .. read more »

12th June 2017

Plans to curb zero-hours contracts in social care unveiled

Plans to curb the use of zero-hours contracts and protect care time in the social care sector have been unveiled by the Welsh Government. Under proposals that were released on June 12, employers wi.. read more »

6th June 2017

National Minimum Wage workshop highlights employer pitfalls

CFW members recently attended a workshop on the National Minimum Wage run by HMRC. CFW policy advisor Melanie Minty said: “The workshop was very well attended and everyone felt they had learn.. read more »

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