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18th December 2014

Christmas wishes from Care Forum Wales

I'd like to thank all our members for their continued support and welcome all our new members as we prepare for Christmas 2014.

There have been a number of important events this year including the publication of the report, following the Older People's Commissioner's Residential Care Review, 'A Place To Call Home?'.

Care Forum Wales welcomed the report and supports Sarah Rochira's demand for a new approach which would see services being commissioned for quality rather than reinforcing a "culture of compliance to the bare minimum".

As well as the 12th annual Wales Care Awards, we've run Essential Updates for members and social care practitioners, helped organise the first ever National Provider Summit in Wales and revamped our website to include sections where members can advertise job vacancies (see or share their positive news stories (email our news editor Nancy Cavill to share your news).

We've also introduced membership benefits in the form of Care Forum Extra. You simply need to use your membership number to login and see the benefits (email if you need a reminder).

Last but not least we've made great progress with the initiative which has seen Wales' first ever professional body for social care staff, the Academy of Care Practitioners, set up. Take up of membership is on the rise and we've appointed former social services minister Gwenda Thomas to head up the organisation.

Join us in our new year's resolution to continue to work hard to promote excellent standards of care across Wales.
Nadolig Llawen!

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