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25th April 2017

Charity launches creative activities pack for care homes

A WELSH charity’s art for care homes programme is launching a new bi-lingual resource pack to help care home staff and residents to run creative activities workshops. Age Cymru’s cA.. read more »

13th April 2017

Changes will widen £40m black hole, says CFW chairman

Recent changes to the way residential social care is paid for will widen the £40m-a-year funding black hole, according to Care Forum Wales' chairman Mario Kreft.Mr Kreft backs the Welsh Govern.. read more »

10th April 2017

Changes on residential care charges let residents keep more of their money

Changes allowing people to keep more of their savings when they move into residential care come into effect today (April 10, 2017). The limit will move from £25,000 to £30,000 as p.. read more »

6th April 2017

Social Services Act one year on – minister issues statement

One year after the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into force, minister for social services and public health Rebecca Evans has made a statement in the Senedd outlining the changes w.. read more »

3rd April 2017

Welsh Government publishes best practice guides

The Welsh Government has issued new guides to best practice aimed at care providers – created with help from CFW's Mary Wimbury, Brian West and Mike Kemp. The guides, which are available in b.. read more »

3rd April 2017

New organisation for social care in Wales comes into being

A new organisation for social care in Wales has today (April 3, 2017) come into being. It combines the functions of the Care Council for Wales and the Social Services Improvement Agency and will re.. read more »

28th March 2017

Minister announces another £20m for social care

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford, pictured, has announced a further Welsh Government investment of £20m in social care for 2017-18. The extra funding is on top of the £25m for social ca.. read more »

24th March 2017

Nominate now for Wales Care Awards 2017

Does someone in your organisation or across the social care workforce sector deserve to be recognised for their dedication to social care in Wales? Is your organisation committed to Dignity in Care?.. read more »

23rd March 2017

Consultation launched on administering medicines

The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group is consulting on guidance about registered nurses in care settings delegating the administration of medicines to support staff. Have your say on the guidance &.. read more »

22nd March 2017

Winter resilience evaluation – feedback wanted

The National Programme for Unscheduled Care Board is asking stakeholders to contribute to an evaluation of the winter resilience of the health and social care system in Wales over the winter period .. read more »



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