Social services in Wales

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

Care Forum Wales (CFW) has welcomed the Government’s White Paper on social services in Wales, saying it shows that the Government shares similar aims to the independent sector in ensuring that service users get best value. The White Paper includes measures for regulation, statutory standards, registration and training for staff, a long term care charter, a strategy for children’s services and improved service planning and management. Care Forum Wales chairman Mario Kreft said CFW had published its own “Manifesto for a Caring Future” two years ago. “Eighty per cent of CFW’s proposals are reflected in the White Paper,” Mr Kreft said. “This will encourage private sector providers as they can see the importance of their views now being recognised in government policy.” CFW general secretary Nava Navaratnarajah commented on the need for improved funding arrangements and referred to the recent report of the Royal Commission into long term care funding. “We trust that the National Assembly will not overlook the cruc

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