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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has called for urgent improvement after inspectors found a number of serious concerns following an inspection of Powys County Council children’s services in July 2017. The inspection report, published this week, found that children and young people were not well-served by the…
Social Services Minister Rebecca Evans has praised Powys’s health and social care services for becoming the first area in Wales to jointly implement a new IT system that helps health and social care professionals work together to provide care closer to people’s homes. The Welsh Community Care Information System (WCCIS)…
Social Care Wales are hosting a consultation event on the review of the Social Care Induction Framework at Cefn Lea Park, Newtown. This consultation event will provide you with an opportunity to have your say on the proposed changes and it takes place on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10am –…
This case study highlights good practice in taking a wider system approach to planning for the future accommodation needs of an ageing population in Powys. It describes the approach taken by Powys and its partners to developing a comprehensive understanding of the current and future accommodation based needs of its…
Good work found but more joint working is needed in adult services at Credigion County Council, according to the latest inspection by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW). CSSIW inspected Ceredigion adult services in October 2016 and looked at outcomes for people and their carers that access information,…
A petition calling for tougher sentences for sex offenders set up by the family of murdered April Jones has attracted more than 100,000 signatures. The family is campaigning for "April's Law", calling for sex offenders to remain on the register for life no matter what their crime. They also want…
A conference for consultant social workers has been held in mid-Wales, with the focus on ‘putting families and relationships at the heart of social work practice.’ Supported by the Care Council for Wales, the Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the conference was aimed at those…
Two new rape crisis centres for mid Wales are on schedule to open by the end of the year. The £121,000 UK government-funded suites will be based in Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, and Newtown in Powys. Dyfed-Powys Police area covers more than half of Wales and currently has only one specialist…