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The Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) in Wales has published a new report outlining how information services are being transformed in Wales and will empower people to take greater responsibility for the care they receive. Providing effective communication is central to the successful delivery of the new Social Services and…
An independent ministerial group, led by Sally Ellis, will be providing advice on a new national Institute of Care and Support, Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas has announced. Sally Ellis, who chairs the Strategic Improvement Steering Group, was the corporate director for Denbighshire County Council and the local…
A radical new law that will transform the way social services are delivered in Wales will be switched on in April 2016, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, which received Royal Assent last week, will transform the way in…
Tragedies like the Mid Staffs scandal could be repeated unless there is a revolution in the way the public sector is run, a Commons committee has warned. MPs found managers are often in denial about criticism of the services they are in charge of and the public believes there is…
Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced a programme of actions to promote quality and good governance across Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. Speaking in the NI Assembly, Mr Poots set out his strategic approach to promoting quality and good governance and outlined the measures currently being implemented.…
Over half of Britain’s social workers feel they have more to give in their career in order to reach their full potential. •    Over half (52%) of social workers say they are yet to reach their full potential and have more to give at work•    Staff feel they can give…
Birmingham City’s council leader demanded a face-to-face meeting with Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw (pictured) following his comments branding the city a ‘national disgrace’ over its failure to improve child protection. Council leader Sir Albert Bore has asked the chief schools inspector to Birmingham ahead of the imminent inspection of…
The way health and social care is delivered outside hospital must be radically transformed, a watchdog says. Public Services Ombudsman Peter Tyndall said the system is too complex and wants one body to manage services, calling on Health Minister Mark Drakeford to review home care services. Mr Tyndall says that…
Children’s services in Flintshire have been recognised as being among the best in Wales in various areas of a county. A report from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales found adult and children’s services to be performing positively in Flintshire. The annual report evaluated social services provision across Flintshire…
Devon County Council is launching a review that will help it shape the way it supports people who need to go into residential care in future. The Council says the proposals will not change the eligibility criteria for people needing support and that anyone needing residential placements will continue to…
Our Time to Think Differently programme has made the case for change and highlighted the trends that will influence the way health and social care is delivered in future. To help you explore and share this work, we have created a series of downloadable slidepacks. We hope that they will…
Balancing care responsibilities and work is becoming increasingly difficult, particularly for older women: a ‘sandwich generation’ is emerging, whose members are caught between providing care for both grandchildren and elderly parents, often while continuing to earn and pursue their career. This report provides an overview of the trends in work…
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