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Well-being and Spirituality

Well-being and Spirituality ›

30th June 2016 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

The new Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014, identifies 8 primary determinants of well-being; Physical, mental, emotional well-being Protection from abuse and neglect Education, training, recreation Domestic, family and personal relationships Contribution made to society Securing rights and entitlements Social and economic well-being and suitability of living accommodation For adults, it also includes control…

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Prisoners and New Statutory Duties of Local Authorities in England and Wales

Prisoners and New Statutory Duties of Local Authorities in England and Wales ›

5th November 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

The move towards incorporating prisoners within new social care legislation administered by local authorities (LA’s) (The Care Act, 2014. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014) is a ‘historic’ departure in policy, which recognises the importance of locating individual prisoners within their own life-journey, social-context and individual support-plan. The legislation places a responsibility upon…

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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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‘Well-being’ is at the heart of The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, (2014) – but what does it mean in practice?

‘Well-being’ is at the heart of The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, (2014) – but what does it mean in practice? ›

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

‘Fitness’, ‘wellness’, ‘health’, ‘well-being’…so what IS in a name? The new Welsh Government Social Services and Wellbeing Act (SSWA) adopts the term ‘Wellbeing’ within its title and throughout all facets of the legislation. Let’s consider the significance and implications… Although the current English and Welsh legislation governing health and social care are largely similar in outline, purpose and function, they…

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No care without me…?

No care without me…? ›

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

Taking note of every edict from Central Government or the Welsh assembly can often feel like entering a labyrinth, with seemingly little content that is relevant at the level of service delivery. Occasionally, however, they do say something actually worth listening too – and so it was with the Department of Health’s, ‘No Decision without…

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Mental health care & support plans in Wales: Outcome-focussed plans are here

Mental health care & support plans in Wales: Outcome-focussed plans are here ›

27th August 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

At the risk of teaching Grandma to suck eggs, let’s consider some of the current requirements for care and support planning in the field of mental healthcare in Wales. In recent years, we have had the Mental Health Measure Wales (2011), and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014), which should guide our practice. However,…

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Cannabis: A common problem in Welsh Social Care?

Cannabis: A common problem in Welsh Social Care? ›

19th August 2015 | Categories: Welsh Care , Welsh Social Care

Next year’s introduction of new overarching care standards focusses on removing obstacles to “Wellbeing” (Social Services and Wellbeing Act, 2014). This concept of “Wellbeing” has many facets, and everyday use of illegal substances can certainly impact upon it. This is as true of cannabis as it is of harder drugs. Whilst cannabis use has become…

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