Care Council for Wales weekly Social Care Round up – 31st January 2017

Here are the highlights of this week’s Social Care round up from the Care Council for Wales:

Fully-funded PhDs in social care available

Are you interested in a PhD in social care? The School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales, is currently accepting applications for PhD studentships.

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Mid and West Wales Social Care in Partnership (SCiP) Annual Conference

The conference is aimed at independent sector providers of adults’ and children’s services; both private and third sector. It will provide an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from across the Mid and West Wales region.

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Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care is organising and facilitating a Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care in Europe. The tour is aimed at chief executives, directors and senior clinicians with a remit to develop integrated care solutions. It’s also open to managers of particular service models. The tour will be in Wrexham 30 April – 3 May.

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Staff payment guide for social care employers issued

Want to learn more about the most common mistakes made by social care employers when paying their staff? A brief guide for social care employers on the national minimum wage and national living wage is now available.

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New hub to tackle adverse childhood experiences

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant has announced that the Welsh Government will provide funding of £400,000 in 2017-18 to help Cymru Well Wales to set up a hub to tackle the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

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More than £1.2m for Glangwili Hospital announced by Health Secretary

The Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced that Hywel Dda University Health Board will receive £1.2 million to develop plans to improve facilities at Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen.

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Inspire! Award nominations 2017

Learning and Work Institute is proud to be hosting the Inspire! Awards in their 26th year. The awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals, projects and employers who have shown outstanding passion, commitment and drive to improve themselves, their community or workplace through learning, often in the face of difficult circumstances.

Nominations close Friday, 3 March 2017.

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