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

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

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

‘Co-operatives are the way to more efficient and compassionate social care’ #socialcare #coops

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the Guardian article written by Co-ops UK Secretary General, Ed Mayo which asks all political parties to support user-owned and community controlled social care: https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2017/jun/23/co-operatives-social-care?CMP=ema-1696&CMP “While Conservative proposals for overhauling adult social care funding damaged their election campaign and did not feature in the Queen’s speech,… Read More ‘Co-operatives are the way to more efficient and compassionate social care’ #socialcare #coops

Social Care Wales Workshops – Care at home #socialcare #socialcarewales #careandsupport #events #workshops

We would like to hear what you think of two of our exciting work areas for 2017- 2018 Care and support at home More and more people are choosing to live in their own homes with increasingly complex needs, with care and support at home when they need it. We are working on a plan… Read More Social Care Wales Workshops – Care at home #socialcare #socialcarewales #careandsupport #events #workshops

Help us transform our Social Services! New dates for expert classes…

Help us transform our Social Services!   By popular demand Co-production Wales are running three more Expert Classes covering the what, why and how of co-pro, particularly in relation to the implementation of the (potentially radical) Social Services and Wellbeing Act. Book via the Care Council Hub.   Cardiff, 22 February, 9.30 – 16.00   Cardiff &… Read More Help us transform our Social Services! New dates for expert classes…