Social Care Wales seeks feedback for first strategic plan #socialcarewales #socialcare #consultation

The Board of newly-established Social Care Wales is keen to get feedback for its first five-year strategic plan, which it plans to launch at the end of September.

Social Care Wales, which started life in April 2017, is responsible for regulating and developing the social care workforce and for driving service improvements.

At its second meeting, the Board agreed that as much feedback as possible should be gathered over the summer to inform the content of the final strategic plan before the autumn launch.

The proposed plan sets out Social Care Wales’s vision for the next five years, what it aims to achieve, its main focus areas and how the organisation will work with others to realise its ambition.

The strategic plan highlights the main priorities for Social Care Wales to develop the workforce; drive improvement and provide public confidence.

Social Care Wales Chair, Arwel Ellis Owen OBE, said: “We believe in collaborative leadership, working with others to achieve better outcomes for the people of Wales. That’s why members of the Board are so keen that we consult as widely as possible about the content of our first strategic plan.

“This plan is not only about the next five years, but also much further into the future, as it seeks to pull together the building blocks we can use to transform social care in Wales.

“We are also mindful that this plan needs to be part a wider picture of contributing to the well-being of the people of Wales. This means we need to work closely with a broader range of organisations and interests than ever before.”

Chief Executive, Sue Evans, said: “We would encourage as many people as possible to provide feedback on our proposals for the next five years because care is something that touches us all. We are keen to make sure this plan helps us achieve a high-quality social care and early years workforce that provides effective advice and support to meet the needs of everyone in Wales.

“Our purpose, vision and strategic priorities reflect our legal powers and responsibilities, as well as the views of those working in social care and early years and our partners.

“Across all our work, we will aim to contribute to a country that is prosperous and secure, ambitious and learning, healthy and active, and united and connected. We look forward to hearing people’s views.”

If you would like to have your say on our strategic plan, you have until 11 August 2017 to do so.

Published by socialcoopforumwales

The Social Co-operation Forum is a membership network promoting co-operative models of social care and well-being.

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