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20th January 2017

HSE to focus on workplace stress with new strategy – health and social care among sectors in spotlight

The Health and Safety Executive has recently launched a new health strategy, with a focus on two areas that could have a big impact on businesses and staff working.. read more »

18th January 2017

CFW joins calls to keep EU social care workers

CFW has been asked to join the Cavendish Coalition to help lobby the UK government about foreign workers in the NHS and social care sector post Brexit. Mary Wimbury, senior policy officer for CFW, .. read more »

6th January 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 »

5th January 2017

Extra £10m won't stop social care meltdown

A £10m increase in funding for social care has been described as a "sticking plaster" that won't cover a massive funding gap. The additional money for the sector was announced by Rebecca Evan.. read more »

5th January 2017

Health trust fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

A health authority in England has been fined by the Health & Safety Executive after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward. The fine, which has been highlighted for members by Car.. read more »

20th December 2016

Christmas message from Mario Kreft

2016 has been a difficult year for those of us in social care with budgets continuing to be squeezed, costs rising and the numbers who need social care continuing to increase with our ageing populat.. read more »

19th December 2016

Investigation launched into consumer rights in social care

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into care homes for older people to investigate whether current practices breach consumer laws. The CMA study will look very .. read more »

19th December 2016

Putting up council tax 'won't solve social care funding problem'

Care Forum Wales chair Mario Kreft, pictured, has warned that the social care sector will collapse unless the Welsh Government invests more money in independently-run care homes and domiciliary care.. read more »

16th December 2016

Winter pressures report: greater integration of health and social care

An important report from the Welsh Assembly's Health, Social Care & Sport Committee on winter pressures which quotes extensively from the evidence given by Care Forum Wales. Download a copy of .. read more »

12th December 2016

CFW chair speaks out over NHS 'gridlock'

Mario Kreft MBE, chair of Care Forum Wales, is calling for the authorities to put "prejudice" about the private sector to one side to solve the crisis facing the NHS this winter. Mr Kreft stressed .. read more »



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