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27th October 2016

CSSIW issues report into domiciliary care in Wales

The Care & Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published its national report into domiciliary care in Wales, which has been compiled as a result of its council inspections and listening to focus groups.

The report highlights the issue of purchasing care at 'low prices' and found that it tends to lead to more problems with recruiting and keeping care workers, causing a knock-on effect to provision and capacity.

As part of the report, the CSSIW has also released the results of the inspections of six local authorities – Carmarthenshire, Wrexham, Cardiff, Denbighshire, Monmouthshire and Swansea – and makes a number of recommendations for all partners involved.

The report will inform CSSIW's five-year domiciliary care strategy and will be discussed with partners to help make improvements. The report also makes suggestions to improve practice and shape the regulations and guidance which are being developed to support the new Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.

The full report into domiciliary care can be viewed on the CSSIW website.

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