Â£45m for Wales
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a Â£45 million package for local authorities in a bid to address social care pressures. The was announced late last year by local government minister Sue Essex as part of a Â£3.5 billion sum given to local authorities across Wales. “The settlement includes an extra Â£45m for local authorities to address social care pressures that stem from delivering higher standards of care and more social care for older people in their homes and communities,” said Ms Essex. Mario Kreft, chief executive of Care Forum Wales, said it remained to be seen whether the funds actually reached the sharp end or were lost in bureaucracy.