Care Forum Wales issues a ‘Manifesto for Change’

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Turn the rhetoric into reality, cut the bureaucracy and put the needs of the people first or risk increased bed blocking, more care homes closing and the end of a key public health service – that was the warning from Care Forum Wales when it launched its manifesto for change at the end of April. Prepared by the committee of Care Forum Wales the manifesto has been published in a bid to halt what the association describes as the demise of the independent care sector. It follows the public demonstration outside the Welsh Assembly Government building in March calling for a “Fair Price for Care” which was attended by more than 700 people involved in the sector and resulted in an address by Jane Hutt, minister for health and social services. Care Forum Wales head of policy and public affairs Mario Kreft said that underpinning the document, was a need for improved confidence in the sector which would reassure the thousands of people in care and those who looked after them that there is a future. “Slowly but surely c

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