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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 »

26th May 2017

Initiative to put people 'at heart of social care commissioning'

A new commitment from key partners to put people needing support at the heart of the social care commissioning process has been welcomed by Welsh Government social care and public health minister Re.. read more »

17th May 2017

Government pledges extra £20m a year for social services

An extra £20m will be invested in social services in Wales every year, minister Rebecca Evans has confirmed. The Welsh Government has already announced a total of £55m extra funding for .. read more »

17th May 2017

New councillors urged to ditch 'double standards' over expenses and care fees

The cost of overnight expenses and meal allowances claimed by councillors can be twice what local authorities pay in care home fees for vulnerable people, it's been revealed. The 'double standards'.. read more »

15th May 2017

Have your say on RISCA regulations

The Welsh Government has launched phase two of its consultation on the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (RISCA) Act. The RISCA regulations will replace the National Min.. read more »

8th May 2017

Event aims to honour Welsh language champions

The Welsh Government will be honouring individuals, teams and initiatives which provide high quality bilingual care at a special event at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 3. The event &ndas.. read more »

8th May 2017

Social Care Wales wants your views on 'hub'

Social Care Wales plans to develop an information hub for the social work and social care sectors – and the new organisation would like CFW members' views about what it should contain. The ai.. read more »

2nd May 2017

Bumper year for Wales Care Awards entries

There has been a huge increase in nominations for the Wales Care Awards this year with entries up 40 per cent on 2016.Mario Kreft said: "We have received entries from more than 68 different organisa.. read more »

26th April 2017

Social care funding battle reaches the Supreme Court today

The long-running legal dispute between councils and health boards in Wales over who should pay for funded nursing care reaches the Supreme Court today (April 26). The NHS pays for people who need 2.. read more »



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