Have your say – Evaluation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act

The Welsh Government has commissioned a partnership between leading academics across four universities in Wales and expert advisers to deliver the evaluation of the ground-breaking Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Please read the official statement below, and find out how you can have your say…

We are currently undertaking the process evaluation phase of the study which aims to understand how the Social Services and Well-being Act has been/is being implemented and delivered at a national, regional and local level. It will consider the role that the wide range of organisations that are impacted by the Act have had in this implementation, and identify factors that have helped or hindered its effectiveness.

You are being invited to complete the pro forma, and we would also like you to share the link and attached documents within your networks. Please send this email to any people or organisations that you think might be interested in answering these questions.

The pro forma can be accessed online – https://usw.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/impact-survey – and we have also produced offline versions of the survey which are attached to this email if you would rather complete is this way rather than doing it online – one in Easy Read, one for individuals, and one for organisations to complete.

If you decide to complete one of these documents, please return it to the Welsh Institute of Health and Social Care, University of South Wales via email to Professor Mark Llewellyn – mark.llewellyn@southwales.ac.uk – or through the mail to the address below:

PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE PRO FORMA – ONLINE OR OFFLINE – BY WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL 2020.

Care to Co-operate Podcast: Episode 3

How do we build social value into commissioning care services? Could crisp packets be the answer? Listen to the third podcast in our Care to Co-operate series to find out

The Co-operative of the Year Awards 2020

The UK’s most inspirational co-ops, chosen by you

From large commercial businesses to expanding enterprises and innovative start-ups, there are thousands of thriving co‑operatives across the UK.

Co-operatives UK is inviting you, the people who are running, using and supporting co‑operatives up and down the country, to decide which organisations and individuals will be honoured in the Co-operative of the Year Awards 2020. To get involved and find out more, head on over to Co-operatives UK

Care to Co-operate Podcast: Episode 2

This podcast series charts a project to encourage care commissioners to think about how they can deliver care services which promote wellbeing for citizens and communities, and long term sustainability for care and wellbeing services.

In episode 2, Adrian and Donna discuss role that private companies should play in the social care sector. If they become more co-operative and user-led, would that help care commissioners meet the requirements of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act? Listen now…

Care to Co-operate Workshops – January 2020!

Happy New Year Co-operators!

Start your new year on the right-foot and sign-up to a £FREE Care to Co-operate workshop…


At each event we will…

  • Discover the breadth of care and support co-operatives: from Personal Assistant led co-ops and domiciliary care, to those providing deaf translation services, and children play schemes,
  • Hear from co-operatives already providing co-operative care and support services across Wales, and the positive impact they create,
  • Explore free micro-learning and training opportunities for you and your organisation,
  • Identify support and resources needed to start your co-operative journey.

Lunch is not provided.  If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know.
 
Please contact Thomas James with queries or requests you may have on 07384 256999, or thomas.james@wales.coop

Care to Co-operate Workshops – January 2020!

Happy New Year Co-operators!

Start your new year on the right-foot and sign-up to a £FREE Care to Co-operate workshop…


At each event we will…

  • Discover the breadth of care and support co-operatives: from Personal Assistant led co-ops and domiciliary care, to those providing deaf translation services, and children play schemes,
  • Hear from co-operatives already providing co-operative care and support services across Wales, and the positive impact they create,
  • Explore free micro-learning and training opportunities for you and your organisation,
  • Identify support and resources needed to start your co-operative journey.

Lunch is not provided.  If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know.
 
Please contact Thomas James with queries or requests you may have on 07384 256999, or thomas.james@wales.coop

Co-operative models of social care raised in AM’s debate

Vikki Howell AM raised the benefits that co-operative models of social care brings – particularly to the workforce and those receiving services…

“Social care co-ops build up people-centred approaches to service delivery. Instead of remote head offices and the prioritisation of shareholders, they lead to truly community-anchored businesses, local economic investment and social benefits. Organisations can be built in this way around workers who are motivated by having a direct say in the running of the care provider, its ethics, operation and strategic generation.”

You can read Vikki’s debate, and the whole plenary here: https://record.assembly.wales/Plenary/6050#A54962

Care to Co-operate – The Podcast

This podcast series charts a project to encourage care commissioners to think about how they can deliver care services which promote wellbeing for citizens and communities, and long term sustainability for care and wellbeing services.

In episode 1, Donna Coyle, Care to Co-operate Project Manager, and Adrian Roper, CEO of Cartrefi Cymru, talk to Catherine Evans about the work they plan to do in the coming months to help unlock the potential of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act. Listen now…