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Support for Welsh people newly diagnosed with dementia and their right to individualised care are key recommendations in the latest dementia strategic action plan. Cabinet Secretary for Health in Wales, Vaughan Gething, is launching a public consultation on the Dementia Strategic Action Plan 2017-2022 at Oldwell Court, a specialist day…
People with early-stage dementia benefit when they are empowered to manage their own condition, a study led by researchers at the University of Exeter has found. Research involving Bangor University and published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, found that attending weekly ‘self-management’ group sessions which encouraged socialisation, discussion, problem solving…
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The additional funding will help improve specialist child and adolescent mental health services’ (CAMHS) ability to respond out of hours…
The Care Council for Wales have published their latest edition of the Workforce Development report. The report contains information on progress made and identifies future key actions for Workforce Development. This edition provides updates on our work to; Enable people with recognised social work qualifications who are currently not registered…
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) and Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have jointly published the fifth annual report on the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in Wales (DoLS). The Safeguards apply to people over the age of 18 who can’t consent to treatment or care in a…
A new qualification could have a major impact on improving the quality of care provided to people of all ages in Wales. Launched by the Care Council for Wales (CCW), and awarding bodies, Agored Cymru and City and Guilds, the award is designed for those starting in care jobs to…
A report published this week by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales hopes to identify emerging lessons that any future operation could learn from. The report also examines the implications of Operation Pallial for children and young people in care settings. In November 2012, Operation Pallial was set up to examine…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has launched a new set of resources designed to secure positive outcomes for children and adults across Wales. The 'Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training Pack' is the result of a partnership between the Care Council for Wales, WCVA, and local authority social services, using the…
An article examined the implementation of homelessness prevention in Wales and the extent to which proposals for legislative change would overcome problems with homelessness prevention. Abstract The paradigm shift in international homelessness policies towards a prevention focus has resulted in proven benefits to society and most importantly to individuals at…
The Care Council for Wales has launched an e-learning package to help new and aspiring social care managers be effective in supervising staff. The package provides practical guidance and ideas on how to carry out effective supervision and appraisal of staff working in social care. The e-learning module, a first…
The Care Council for Wales has announced a consultation on the link between the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) Framework and registration as a social worker. Over the last three years, the Care Council has been working with partners to develop a CPEL Framework for Social Workers in Wales…
A series of in-depth Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) reports aimed at “upskilling” the healthcare workforce in Wales, have been published today (5th February 2014) by Skills for Health, as part of the Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) programme. The publication of these reports comes in the wake of the 10…
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