Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 26 May 2017 19:39:49 +0100 en-gb Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood plans free nursery places for three-year-olds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41840-plaid-cymru-leader-leanne-wood-plans-free-nursery-places-for-three-year-olds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41840-plaid-cymru-leader-leanne-wood-plans-free-nursery-places-for-three-year-olds Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood plans free nursery places for three-year-olds
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is setting out plans for free nursery places for all three-year-olds in Wales as she resumes her party's General Election campaign following a pause after the Manchester bombing. Ms Wood was visiting a nursery in Llanelli to unveil Plaid's three-point plan to tackle child poverty.…
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Wales Fri, 26 May 2017 07:17:52 +0100
Five-day life story training course announced for care professionals in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41832-five-day-life-story-training-course-announced-for-care-professionals-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41832-five-day-life-story-training-course-announced-for-care-professionals-in-wales Five-day life story training course announced for care professionals in Wales
Are you interested in learning more about the life stories art form? Award-winning arts charity Re-Live is running two five-day training programmes to help health and social care professionals who are involved with the arts and artists develop their life story skills. Participants will be asked to reflect on their…
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Wales Wed, 24 May 2017 00:52:19 +0100
Evans confirms £20 million extra every year for social services in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41798-evans-confirms-20-million-extra-every-year-for-social-services-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41798-evans-confirms-20-million-extra-every-year-for-social-services-in-wales Evans confirms £20 million extra every year for social services in Wales
An extra £20 million will be invested in social services in Wales every year in recognition of the sector’s national strategic importance, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has confirmed today. The funding, which has been made available as a result of consequential funding from the UK…
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Wales Wed, 17 May 2017 13:48:32 +0100
Social Care Wales to host consultation event on the Social Care Induction Framework http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41793-social-care-wales-to-host-consultation-event-on-the-social-care-induction-framework http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41793-social-care-wales-to-host-consultation-event-on-the-social-care-induction-framework Social Care Wales to host consultation event on the Social Care Induction Framework
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 –…
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Wales Tue, 16 May 2017 10:21:19 +0100
Child abuse detective cleared of gross misconduct over Ian Watkins probe http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41751-child-abuse-detective-cleared-of-gross-misconduct-over-ian-watkins-probe http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41751-child-abuse-detective-cleared-of-gross-misconduct-over-ian-watkins-probe Child abuse detective cleared of gross misconduct over Ian Watkins probe
A detective accused of gross misconduct over his investigation into paedophile rock star Ian Watkins has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Detective Sergeant Andrew Whelan, who worked with the South Wales Police's child abuse investigation unit, was described as a "diligent, dedicated and conscientious" officer by the police misconduct hearing…
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Wales Wed, 10 May 2017 09:22:12 +0100
Warning of more tragedies after elderly woman died waiting hours in ambulance queue http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41750-warning-of-more-tragedies-after-elderly-woman-died-waiting-hours-in-ambulance-queue http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41750-warning-of-more-tragedies-after-elderly-woman-died-waiting-hours-in-ambulance-queue Warning of more tragedies after elderly woman died waiting hours in ambulance queue
A coroner has warned of the potential for future deaths after a 95-year-old woman died after waiting almost four hours in an ambulance queue outside a hospital. Lilly Baxandall, 95, a former British Airways catering supervisor, could not be admitted to Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan, North Wales, which at one…
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Wales Wed, 10 May 2017 09:08:25 +0100
New nursing recruitment campaign launches as nursing bursary is extended in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41747-new-nursing-recruitment-campaign-launches-as-nursing-bursary-is-extended-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41747-new-nursing-recruitment-campaign-launches-as-nursing-bursary-is-extended-in-wales New nursing recruitment campaign launches as nursing bursary is extended in Wales
A major new campaign promoting Wales as a fantastic country for nurses to train, work and live has launched today. The 'Train / Work / Live in Wales' campaign starts as Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced that NHS Bursaries for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will…
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Wales Tue, 09 May 2017 10:59:49 +0100
Justice system failing victims of domestic abuse and coercive behaviour, Plaid Cymru http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41736-justice-system-failing-victims-of-domestic-abuse-and-coercive-behaviour-plaid-cymru http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41736-justice-system-failing-victims-of-domestic-abuse-and-coercive-behaviour-plaid-cymru Justice system failing victims of domestic abuse and coercive behaviour, Plaid Cymru
The justice system is failing to protect victims of stalking, harassment, domestic abuse and coercive behaviour from further distress, according to a new report. Just over half of the 122 victims of those crimes surveyed had a restraining order taken out against the perpetrator, the report released by Plaid Cymru…
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Wales Mon, 08 May 2017 09:07:21 +0100
Officer faces gross misconduct claim over Ian Watkins abuse probe http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41728-officer-faces-gross-misconduct-claim-over-ian-watkins-abuse-probe http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41728-officer-faces-gross-misconduct-claim-over-ian-watkins-abuse-probe Officer faces gross misconduct claim over Ian Watkins abuse probe
A police officer is facing disciplinary action after being accused of gross misconduct in relation to his investigation of child sexual abuse claims against Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins. The police misconduct hearing for Detective Sergeant Andrew Whelan, who works for South Wales Police, started at the Waterton Centre in…
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Wales Fri, 05 May 2017 00:31:45 +0100
Charity launches creative activities pack and training events for Welsh care homes http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41701-charity-launches-creative-activities-pack-and-training-events-for-welsh-care-homes http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41701-charity-launches-creative-activities-pack-and-training-events-for-welsh-care-homes Charity launches creative activities pack and training events for Welsh care homes
A Welsh charity is launching a new bi-lingual resource pack to help care home staff and residents to run creative activities workshops. Age Cymru’s cARTrefu project is sending a cARTrefu Activity Pack to every care home in Wales. The packs provide ideas for care home staff and residents on running…
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Wales Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:22:01 +0100
Welsh patient has been waiting 1,338 days for hospital discharge http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41672-welsh-patient-has-been-waiting-1-338-days-for-hospital-discharge http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41672-welsh-patient-has-been-waiting-1-338-days-for-hospital-discharge Welsh patient has been waiting 1,338 days for hospital discharge
A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems,…
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Wales Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:09:30 +0100
People in Welsh residential care to keep more of their money from today http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41619-people-in-welsh-residential-care-to-keep-more-of-their-money-from-today http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41619-people-in-welsh-residential-care-to-keep-more-of-their-money-from-today People in Welsh residential care to keep more of their money from today
Changes come into force today enabling people to keep more of their money if they are in Welsh residential care. The Welsh Government’s five year plan, “Taking Wales Forward”, committed to more than doubling the capital limit used in charging for residential social care, from £24,000 to £50,000. From today,…
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Wales Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:20:27 +0100
Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for Welsh social care over next year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41557-mark-drakeford-announces-additional-20m-for-welsh-social-care-over-next-year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41557-mark-drakeford-announces-additional-20m-for-welsh-social-care-over-next-year Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for Welsh social care over next year
Wales Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18. The extra funding is on top of the £25m for social care provided to local authorities through the Revenue Support Grant and £10m to help meet workforce cost pressures in…
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Wales Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:33:52 +0100
Appointments announced to substance misuse advisory panel in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41558-appointments-announced-to-substance-misuse-advisory-panel-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41558-appointments-announced-to-substance-misuse-advisory-panel-in-wales Appointments announced to substance misuse advisory panel in Wales
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has announced appointments to the Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse. Richard Ives has been appointed as Chair of the Panel for an interim period of three months, running from 1st March 2017 to 31st May 2017. Meanwhile, Professor Simon Moore (pictured)…
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Wales Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:44:57 +0100
Welsh Gov announce extra £7 million for innovative 'lifetime support' autism service http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41545-welsh-gov-announce-extra-7-million-for-innovative-lifetime-support-autism-service http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41545-welsh-gov-announce-extra-7-million-for-innovative-lifetime-support-autism-service Welsh Gov announce extra £7 million for innovative 'lifetime support' autism service
Welsh Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has announced additional funding of £7 million for the National Integrated Autism Service. The announcement brings the total amount of funding allocated to supporting autism services in Wales to £13 million up to 2021. Wales is the first part of…
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Wales Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:22:15 +0100