Tag: Wales

Welsh blind Army veteran thanks national charity for “tremendous” support

Welsh blind Army veteran thanks national charity for “tremendous” support

A blind veteran from South Wales is looking forward to spending Christmas with staff and other veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the charity that has helped him adjust to life with sight loss.   Clive Morgan, 72 and from Llanhilleth near Abertillery, will celebrate the festive period with a number of other blind and […]

21st December 2015 | By | Reply More
Launch of new Code for care profession that will help transform care standards in Wales

Launch of new Code for care profession that will help transform care standards in Wales

In one of the most significant developments for care outside of the new Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, the Care Council is today launching a new Code of Professional Practice. The new Code sets the standards all social workers and social care practitioners should work to in Wales and what is expected of them […]

29th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Health and social care provider welcomes Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill

Health and social care provider welcomes Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill

Linc Care, the health and social division of Linc-Cymru Housing Association, has welcomed the introduction of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill.   Anne Thomas, executive director of Linc Care, commented: “We have been involved in the development of this Bill through the Care Forum Wales, and its introduction marks a positive […]

26th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home bosses back calls for urgent reforms

Care home bosses back calls for urgent reforms

Care home bosses in Wales have backed a call for urgent reforms of the way services are commissioned and paid for. A review into the quality of life and care of older people in care homes in Wales conducted by the Older People’s Commissioner has revealed worrying flaws in procedures for commissioning social care. According […]

12th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Home care company proud to support local Welsh care awards

Home care company proud to support local Welsh care awards

With so much negative press surrounding the care industry, we are constantly reminded of the sector’s failings.  In actual fact, the awful stories we watch, hear and read about over-shadow the incredible work that is done everyday by thousands of dedicated carers.   This Friday, the Wales Care Awards will be celebrating all of the […]

22nd October 2014 | By | Reply More
Castleoak hands over Wales’ first specialist brain injury centre

Castleoak hands over Wales’ first specialist brain injury centre

Castleoak, the leading developer and construction partner to the care sector, is delighted to handover Wales’ first specialist brain injury assessment and rehabilitation centre for leading UK brain injury rehabilitation charity, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). The Tŷ Aberdafen centre in Llanelli comprises 18 high dependency ensuite bedrooms and six extra care apartments so […]

2nd September 2014 | By | Reply More
We must commission for quality to avoid “sleepwalking into disaster” says social care leader

We must commission for quality to avoid “sleepwalking into disaster” says social care leader

A social care leader has called for fundamental changes to tackle a dire shortage of nurses in Wales. The scarcity of medically trained staff is leading to nursing home closures which will push the NHS beyond breaking point, according to Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales. One of the major causes of […]

27th August 2014 | By | Reply More
Back to the floor for MD of care home group

Back to the floor for MD of care home group

Preswylfa Care Home in Rhyl welcomed a new member to their team this week, as one of Embrace’s Directors, the company which runs Preswylfa, spent a day working alongside the care home’s dedicated team of staff.   Managing Director of Older People’s Services South and Wales, Conor Whitelaw, rolled up his sleeves and got to […]

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