Direct Payments – Some real progress but so much further to go…. #directpayments #socialcare #wales #SSWbAct

Vin West has been a parent and carer for 30 years. His daughter was the first person in Gwynedd to receive Direct Payments. He helped found the Gwynedd Direct Payments Forum in 2000 and recently supported Gwynedd Social Services, through co-producing a new Direct Payments policy and staff guidance, in line with the 2014 Social… Read More Direct Payments – Some real progress but so much further to go…. #directpayments #socialcare #wales #SSWbAct

‘Services fit for the future’ – informal focus groups – We need you!! #Wales #socialcare @copronetwales

“Services fit for the future” informal focus groups The Welsh Government have commissioned 8 public engagement sessions across Wales around the Services Fit For The Future White Paper consultation. They are being coordinated by Noreen Blanluet and led by Paul Stepczak, Leanne Teichner and Bethan Webber of Communities Connected. A message from Noreen follows: A… Read More ‘Services fit for the future’ – informal focus groups – We need you!! #Wales #socialcare @copronetwales

Can we cwtch? Relationships, Risk & Personal Outcomes 23.11.17 #socialcare #socialwork #event #wales

Can we Cwtch? Relationships, Risk and Personal Outcomes November 23rd 2017 – Ty Menai, Bangor LL57 4FH March 1st 2018 – South Wales, All Nations Centre, Cardiff CF14 3NY Time: 9.00 to 16.00 Summary: The Welsh word ‘cwtch’ means more than just a hug, it’s also about creating a sense of safety and security, and yet sometimes… Read More Can we cwtch? Relationships, Risk & Personal Outcomes 23.11.17 #socialcare #socialwork #event #wales

Co-ops & Mutuals Wales response to Welsh Government consultation ‘Services fit for the future’ #consultation #welshgovernment #socialcare #wales

David Smith, Co-ops and Mutuals Wales has kindly shared an extract from their response to the Welsh Government consultation ‘Services fit for the future’. The consultation closes on the 29th September. Welsh Government are consulting on proposals to: strengthen leadership in NHS organisations introduce new duties of quality and openness strengthen the voice of citizens in… Read More Co-ops & Mutuals Wales response to Welsh Government consultation ‘Services fit for the future’ #consultation #welshgovernment #socialcare #wales

To regulate or not – current @SocialCareWales consultation #socialcare #wales #consultation #domicilarycare

Taken from the Social Care Wales 05/09/17 newsletter: To regulate or not, that is the question… Sue Evans, Chief Executive of Social Care Wales If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a… Read More To regulate or not – current @SocialCareWales consultation #socialcare #wales #consultation #domicilarycare

Listening to frontline staff is a key element in developing sustainable #homecare #socialcare

Gathering and listening to the experiences of home care workers is vitally important in designing a working and sustainable social care system. The homecare sector has the highest annual turnover of staff than any other sector in the UK; understanding the motivations and frustrations of those who work within care is key in addressing the… Read More Listening to frontline staff is a key element in developing sustainable #homecare #socialcare

In case you missed it – ‘Why co-operatives could be the answer to the UK’s social care crisis #socialcare #coop #alternativemodels

In case you missed it, last week the Independent published an article on care co-operatives potentially being the solution to the care crisis in the UK. The full article can be found by following the link below: ‘Why co-operatives could be the answer to the UK’s social care crisis The idea that social care should… Read More In case you missed it – ‘Why co-operatives could be the answer to the UK’s social care crisis #socialcare #coop #alternativemodels