Welsh inspectorate recognises providers’ achievements
Care Forum Wales (CFW) has applauded the Welsh regulator’s annual report in which the chief inspector gives recognition of the independent sector’s commitment to improving care services.
As the largest membership organisation of care providers in Wales, CFW has launched a number of initiatives to support the sector. These range from improved communication and training seminars to the launch of the Academy of Care Practitioners and Wales Care Awards, which promote best practice.
However, CFW chief executive Mario Kreft said there is still much work to be done and that the considerable pressure which the sector had faced in recent years had contributed to delays in achieving improvements in some areas pointed out by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in its annual report.
“In the 10 years up to March 2007 the number of registered care homes in Wales reduced from 1,765 to 1,203, a reduction of 32%,” said Mr Kreft. “In the last 12 months, the rate of