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 inContinue reading “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 aContinue reading “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 theContinue reading “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 shouldContinue reading “In case you missed it – ‘Why co-operatives could be the answer to the UK’s social care crisis #socialcare #coop #alternativemodels”

Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care #socialcare #alternativemodels @CartrefiCymru

Published on Ed Mayo’s blog: https://edmayo.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/are-you-treated-with-dignity-new-options-in-health-and-social-care/#like-4137 Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care Are you treated with dignity? OK. Let’s try that again. When you are most vulnerable, most in need of care, are you treated with dignity? It is shocking the numbers of people who are not – one inContinue reading “Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care #socialcare #alternativemodels @CartrefiCymru”

User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds #socialcare #community #care #owningourcare

Published on: https://www.uk.coop/owningourcare User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds The growing desire for user and community-led approaches to social care is being held back by a lack of understanding of how to make them work, says a report described as a ‘wake-up call’, published today. As reported in Community Care, With socialContinue reading “User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds #socialcare #community #care #owningourcare”

Exploring the future of health and social care in Wales #socialcare #wales

Recently, the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales held a consultation event in Cardiff. Ceri-Anne Fidler, Policy and Development Officer for the Wales Co-operative Centre, gives her perspective on the day’s events. The Parliamentary Review Panel has been exploring the future of health and social care in Wales.  Looking at current challenges facedContinue reading “Exploring the future of health and social care in Wales #socialcare #wales”

Expert classes on #coproduction – @SocialCareWales want your views

Please see message below from Social Care Wales: Good afternoon all  / Prynhawn da pawb We will be running expert classes on co-production later this year, focussing specifically on developing social enterprises, user led services and co-operatives that provide care and support to people.  The classes are aimed at local authorities, health boards, third sectorContinue reading “Expert classes on #coproduction – @SocialCareWales want your views”

Buurtzorg Model of Care at Home being explored in East of England #socialcare #alternativemodels

A highly successful Dutch model of care at home – known as BUURTZORG – is being explored in West Suffolk through a “Test and Learn Site”, one of only a handful in the England, in partnership with West Suffolk CCG, West Suffolk Councils and Suffolk County Council, with support from the East of England LGA andContinue reading “Buurtzorg Model of Care at Home being explored in East of England #socialcare #alternativemodels”

New proposals to strengthen health and care quality and governance in #Wales #carequality #welshgovernment

New proposals to improve the quality and governance of health and social care services in Wales have been published by the Welsh Government. The proposals are part of a White Paper, Services Fit for the Future, Quality and Governance in Health and Care in Wales, published jointly by Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething and Minister forContinue reading “New proposals to strengthen health and care quality and governance in #Wales #carequality #welshgovernment”