‘The elephant in our care system’ @roper_adrian blog on the care economy in #wales #socialcare

To read the original post and to sign up to Adrian’s blog visit: https://adrianroper.blog/2018/05/16/the-elephant-in-our-care-system/ Any time now the Welsh Government is going to publish its strategic plan for health and social care. They rightly deferred the task until they’d had time to reflect on the recent Welsh Parliamentary Review, and on the responses submitted.  Before theContinue reading “‘The elephant in our care system’ @roper_adrian blog on the care economy in #wales #socialcare”

Free @Allwalesforum ‘Ageing Well’ events for family carers – 17th & 18th April #Disability #carers #events #Wales

We would be really grateful If you could share the following information about a free ‘Ageing Well’ workshop for carers to your carer networks: Tuesday 17th April – Llanelli (10am – 1pm) Venue: Felinfoel Recreation Centre, Ynyswen Road, Felinfoel, Llanelli SA14 8BE Refreshments will be provided Wednesday 18th April – Llandrindod Wells (10am – 1pm) Venue:Continue reading “Free @Allwalesforum ‘Ageing Well’ events for family carers – 17th & 18th April #Disability #carers #events #Wales”

Minister praises Newport radio station for Energize’ing people’s lives @EnergizeMedia_ @WalesCoOpCentre #socialcare #SSWbAct #caretocoop

Energize Media CIC welcomed Social Care minister Huw Iranca-Davies to it’s community radio station yesterday. The social enterprise was  set up in 2013 by two long standing friends who were both Direct Payment recipients. Changes in their local authority’s service left the friends with few service options to meet their requirements and interests so theyContinue reading “Minister praises Newport radio station for Energize’ing people’s lives @EnergizeMedia_ @WalesCoOpCentre #socialcare #SSWbAct #caretocoop”

In case you missed it – Care to Co-operate’s latest newsletter is out & it has some exciting news for small co-ops! #coops #caretocoop #socialcare #wales

The latest Care to Co-operate newsletter has landed and it contains some exciting news  – ‘Recent good news for small co-operatives in Wales! Changes to regulations encourage more co-operatives to set-up and grow‘ The newsletter also features the ‘Road to Co-operation’ where we take a look at the various stages a co-operative needs to workContinue reading “In case you missed it – Care to Co-operate’s latest newsletter is out & it has some exciting news for small co-ops! #coops #caretocoop #socialcare #wales”

Applications for Social Care Research Capacity Grants now open by @WalesSSCR #funding #socialcare #wales

Social Care Research Capacity Building Grants The Wales School for Social Care Research is pleased to announce the 2017 Social Care Research Capacity Grants for social care organisations in Wales. The Wales School for Social Care Research is funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales, with a mission to ‘contribute to theContinue reading “Applications for Social Care Research Capacity Grants now open by @WalesSSCR #funding #socialcare #wales”

National Commissioning Board Newsletter – October 2017 #Wales #Commissioning

The 2nd newsletter from the National Commissioning Board has been circulated. The newsletter provides an update on projects being undertaken by the National Commissioning Board (NCB). Broadly the purpose of the National Commissioning Board is to improve the quality of commissioning in Wales and to develop effective practice in relation to integrated commissioning between localContinue reading “National Commissioning Board Newsletter – October 2017 #Wales #Commissioning”

Social Care Wales – Building care and support together workshops #socialcare #wales #coproduction

Building care and support together workshops We are holding a series of workshops to help people improve how they work together to develop better care and support in a co-productive way.  We all want to do things better and differently but can sometimes face barriers or feel sure we’re on the right path.  These eventsContinue reading “Social Care Wales – Building care and support together workshops #socialcare #wales #coproduction”

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 SocialContinue reading “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: AContinue reading “‘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 sometimesContinue reading “Can we cwtch? Relationships, Risk & Personal Outcomes 23.11.17 #socialcare #socialwork #event #wales”