Kreft: it¹s crunch time for care sector in Wales

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

Care Forum Wales (CFW) has appointed a legal advisor to its growing team of professional consultants, and one of the first tasks of Bristol-based solicitor and residential care specialist, Alison Castrey, will be to develop a hard-hitting report to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) about the funding difficulties facing the independent care sector. The submission will support the “super-complaint” filed by the Consumer Association at the end of last year (See CT, February 2004, page 3). It accuses local authorities of acting unlawfully and lists more than 20 areas of concern including ignoring the Section 7 statutory guidance delivered by Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Health and Social Services. Ms Castrey joins at a key time for CFW, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year and has just changed its status to become a company limited by guarantee. Mario Kreft, formerly head of policy and public affairs, has also just been elected as the organisation¹s chief executive. “It is more important than ever before

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