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Wales puts social care in top rank of priorities

Posted on September 26th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Wales puts social care in top rank of priorities

A decision by the Welsh Government to include social care as one of five key priority areas for its new economic strategy has been hailed

as a “potential game-changer” for the sector.

The five priorty areas identified by the Welsh Government under its ‘Prosperity for All’ strategy are early years, housing, social care, mental health and skills and employability.

According to provider representative body Care Forum Wales, independent care homes and domiciliary care companies are now getting the recognition they deserve for the £3bn-a-year contribution they help make to the economy and to communities across Wales.

The announcement by First Minister Carwyn Jones was welcomed by the organisation’s chairman, Mario Kreft. It was, he said, a particularly timely boost when a number of care homes and homecare companies were having to close or give up their contracts because they were not financially viable.

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