Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:42 +0100 en-gb 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,…
]]>
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,…
]]>
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…
]]>
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)…
]]>
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…
]]>
Wales Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:22:15 +0100
New guide to help people who are bereaved through suicide launched in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41523-new-guide-to-help-people-who-are-bereaved-through-suicide-launched-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41523-new-guide-to-help-people-who-are-bereaved-through-suicide-launched-in-wales New guide to help people who are bereaved through suicide launched in Wales
Hundreds of people take their own lives each year in Wales, now an updated guide has been launched to help people who are bereaved through suicide and unexplained death, and for those helping them. The 'Help is at Hand Cymru' guide aims to help people who are unexpectedly bereaved in…
]]>
Wales Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:28:33 +0000
Social worker removed from the Register for possessing indecent images of children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41516-social-worker-removed-from-the-register-for-possessing-indecent-images-of-children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41516-social-worker-removed-from-the-register-for-possessing-indecent-images-of-children Social worker removed from the Register for possessing indecent images of children
A social worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found he’d downloaded indecent images of children. The hearing at the Care Council’s Cardiff office last week heard that Michael Robert Paton was found…
]]>
Wales Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:17:22 +0000
Have your say on the future of health and social care in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41505-have-your-say-on-the-future-of-health-and-social-care-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41505-have-your-say-on-the-future-of-health-and-social-care-in-wales Have your say on the future of health and social care in Wales
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today called on the public to have their say on the future of health and social care in Wales. Last year, the Welsh Government announced a major review to identify important issues facing the health and care services in Wales. The review will consider ways…
]]>
Wales Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:41:14 +0000
CSSIW publish new rights guidance for people using care services in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41497-cssiw-publish-new-rights-guidance-for-people-using-care-services-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41497-cssiw-publish-new-rights-guidance-for-people-using-care-services-in-wales CSSIW publish new rights guidance for people using care services in Wales
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
]]>
Wales Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:01:15 +0000
ADSS Cymru in call for posters for National Social Services Conference http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41498-adss-cymru-in-call-for-posters-for-national-social-services-conference http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41498-adss-cymru-in-call-for-posters-for-national-social-services-conference ADSS Cymru in call for posters for National Social Services Conference
Would you like a chance to showcase the best social care research and practice in Wales at this year’s National Social Services Conference? The Association of Directors of Social Services Wales (ADSS Cymru) is calling on social work students, practitioners and early-career researchers to create posters that highlight the best…
]]>
Wales Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:25:01 +0000
Sex offenders should stay on register for life, say murdered April's family http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41471-sex-offenders-should-stay-on-register-for-life-say-murdered-april-s-family http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41471-sex-offenders-should-stay-on-register-for-life-say-murdered-april-s-family Sex offenders should stay on register for life, say murdered April's family
The family of murdered five-year-old April Jones have called for sex offenders to remain on the register for life. April's mother, Coral, and sister, Jazmin, were speaking ahead of a Parliamentary debate on Monday over handing tougher sentences to child sex offenders. Five-year-old April was snatched from outside her home…
]]>
Wales Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:11:24 +0000
Residential childcare worker removed from register over inappropriate relationship http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41459-residential-childcare-worker-removed-from-register-over-inappropriate-relationship http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41459-residential-childcare-worker-removed-from-register-over-inappropriate-relationship Residential childcare worker removed from register over inappropriate relationship
A residential child care worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found she’d formed an inappropriate relationship with a former resident of the home where she worked. The hearing heard that Deborah Elaine…
]]>
Wales Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:37:41 +0000
Minister welcomes report on substance misuse among older adults in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41441-minister-welcomes-report-on-substance-misuse-among-older-adults-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41441-minister-welcomes-report-on-substance-misuse-among-older-adults-in-wales Minister welcomes report on substance misuse among older adults in Wales
A new Report into substance misuse among adults over 50 years old has been welcomed by Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans. The independent Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse (APoSM) was asked by the Welsh Government to provide advice on the additional actions needed to tackle the…
]]>
Wales Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:53:05 +0000
Live stream to launch new five-year plan to improve home care in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41424-live-stream-to-launch-new-five-year-plan-to-improve-home-care-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41424-live-stream-to-launch-new-five-year-plan-to-improve-home-care-in-wales Live stream to launch new five-year plan to improve home care in Wales
There must be a systematic change to the way care and support at home is provided if we are to continue to meet people’s needs, says a new strategic plan for Wales. The five-year plan, developed by the Care Council for Wales in partnership with local authorities and the social…
]]>
Wales Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:16:19 +0000
People across Wales could benefit from change to residential care charging http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41411-people-across-wales-could-benefit-from-change-to-residential-care-charging http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41411-people-across-wales-could-benefit-from-change-to-residential-care-charging People across Wales could benefit from change to residential care charging
Proposals have been presented before the National Assembly for Wales which would enable people to keep more of their money when in 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…
]]>
Wales Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:33:09 +0000