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5th December 2016

'Lift' programme aims to help out-of-work adults

The Welsh Government has launched a new programme which aims to help people living in households where no one is in work by offering training and linking up with employers to fill vacancies. Called.. read more »

5th December 2016

Care home unveils £700k refurbishment

A care home in Cardiff has unveiled a £700,000 refurbishment with a little help from the mayor and Wales rugby star Rhys Webb. Shire Hall, which is run by Hallmark Care Homes, has been given .. read more »

1st December 2016

Book published for Welsh-speaking dementia sufferers

A social enterprise has published a book and related pack specifically designed for Welsh-speaking people with dementia. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Fathers), which is written in Welsh but has E.. read more »

1st December 2016

Law Commission report into DoLS delayed

It's been announced that the Law Commission's review into the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has been delayed – the report will now be published in March 2017. The final report, whi.. read more »

29th November 2016

Minister publishes results of domiciliary care consultation

Minister for social services and public health Rebecca Evans has published the long-awaited results of the consultation into domiciliary care staffing. The consultation, which included a range of p.. read more »

24th November 2016

Minister issues report into Social Care Act implementation

Rebecca Evans, minister for social services and public health, has released an update report on the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016. In a statement t.. read more »

23rd November 2016

Chancellor raises the National Living Wage but fails to help social care

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond raised the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017 as part of his Autumn Statement. The Chancellor's statement also included .. read more »

22nd November 2016

RCN issues safety guide for lone workers

The Royal College of Nursing has released guidance aimed at supporting health and social care staff who work alone. The guide has been produced after a 2015 survey of RCN members found almost half .. read more »

20th November 2016

DWP consultation on work and disability

The Department of Work and Pensions is seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. The government departmen.. read more »

18th November 2016

Minister publishes guidance for local authorities

New guidance published by Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans will help to evaluate 'how the Social Services and Well-being Act is having a real, positive, impact on people&.. read more »

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