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The Gateway to Well-being: New Thoughts on Forthcoming Regulations for the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014

The Gateway to Well-being: New Thoughts on Forthcoming Regulations for the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014 ›

20th November 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

New legislation in Wales means new duties, responsibilities and new regulations, which are currently being drafted. Anyway…the point is the new Well-being Act will require things to be done differently. If this wasn’t the case then the zillions of work hours invested by various public-servants, departments of government and committees through the process of drafting,…

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A Room With a View

A Room With a View ›

29th October 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

New Horizons for Prisoners Hidden away in Part 11 of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act (SSWA), is another ‘game-changing’ measure. It proposes to address prisoner’s needs directly, link them up to community support and mitigate the corrosive effect that imprisonment can have on life-chances. Background For generations, prisoner welfare was the exclusive domain…

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5 Things you need to know about the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

5 Things you need to know about the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 ›

26th October 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

This article summarises key-features of the Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales), 2014 (SSWA). It reviews the scale, scope, focus, funding and training requirements. Not just another piece of legislation – A game changer: This is the largest piece of legislation passed by the Welsh Government since they received their current devolved powers, and the most…

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MIND THE GAP! Developing New Practice in response to The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

MIND THE GAP! Developing New Practice in response to The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 ›

15th October 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

The Social Services and Well-being Act (SSWA) represents a ‘step-change’ in the legislation surrounding the DELIVERY of Social Care in Wales. Therefore, the intent of the Act will only be realised if there are developments in service design, professional-practice, and personal care delivery, which enact and embody the changes envisaged in the Act. For the purpose…

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Assessment and Goal Setting Under The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014

Assessment and Goal Setting Under The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 ›

8th October 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

The Challenge “Be a shade braver!” said my last blog…a reference to the primacy of the person-centred focus and increased therapeutic ambition of the Social Services and Well-being Act (SSWA). “But…” it continued…”how will this be realised?” Therein lies the challenge to services, not least because of the financial constraints of this austere age, which…

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Person-Centredness and the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014

Person-Centredness and the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 ›

2nd October 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 The SSWA represents a step-change in our approach to health and social care. In other words, it is NOT an incremental or gradual change but something more challenging and dramatic. A shift in culture, and professional practice. Well that, at least, is the intention! The first area in…

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Dementia Care: The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014

Dementia Care: The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 ›

23rd September 2015 | Categories: Dementia , Legislation , Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

The Challenges of Dementia In my last blog, I considered the cost to society of caring for our older citizens with cognitive deficits caused by dementia, and also my own shortcomings in caring for individuals in a nursing home setting. In this article I will look at some of the policy and the guidelines for…

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The Challenges of Dementia Service Provision in Wales

The Challenges of Dementia Service Provision in Wales ›

17th September 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

Welfare Provision and Older Adults The UK welfare-burden, in respect of long term support (LTS) for older adults with cognitive impairment, is set to increase dramatically, as the number of over 85’s in the UK is predicted to double by 2035. This will inevitably lead to more people experiencing dementia and requiring LTS, with projections suggesting…

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