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21st March 2017

Documentaries tackle social care issues

The BBC has tackled the issue of social care – and in particular the lack of staff and funding – in two sister programmes, Panorama and Week In Week Out (in Wales).Filming behind the sce.. read more »

20th March 2017

Health minister launches public review into health and social care

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has called on the public to have their say on the future of health and social care in Wales and has set up a website to gather information on the sector. The Review.. read more »

18th March 2017

CFW's fight staves off registration fees in Wales

Changes announced by the Care Quality Commission will see health and social providers across the border pay a 10% hike in registration fees – while providers in Wales will have no fees to pay... read more »

15th March 2017

Book your place at Care Provider Summit 2017

CFW members are being urged to book their places at the Care Provider Summit 2017. The Care Provider Summit, organised by Cymorth Cymru and Care Forum Wales, is being held on March 22 at the Novote.. read more »

14th March 2017

Social care costs guide launched by CIPFA

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has issued a new guide which aims to help local authorities and care providers agree fee rates which are affordable, good value for .. read more »

13th March 2017

Care Council launches five-year home-care strategy

The Care Council has launched its Care & Support at Home Needs to Improve five-year strategy in Cardiff this month. The five-year plan, developed by the Care Council for Wales in partnership wi.. read more »

10th March 2017

Nurse cautioned for not doing CPR

An experienced nurse has received a 24-month caution after failing to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a care home patient “who was almost cold” when she arrived on the scene. A Nur.. read more »

9th March 2017

CFW calls for budget boost to be ringfenced for social care

Care Forum Wales is urging the Welsh Government to use its £200m budget windfall to boost the “crisis-hit” social care sector in Wales. The call comes after Chancellor Phillip Ham.. read more »

2nd March 2017

Government announces new Social Care Wales board

The Welsh Government has announced a new board responsible for improving social care in Wales. Social Care Wales will bring together the Care Council for Wales and the Social Services Improvement A.. read more »

1st March 2017

People in residential care could benefit from changes to care home charging

The Welsh Government has announced new proposals which could allow people to keep more of their money when in residential care. In the government's five-year plan, called Taking Wales Forward, it h.. read more »



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