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26.06.14

New eligibility criteria and outcomes framework for social services, 26/06/14 [W]

The Welsh Government has announced changes to the eligibility criteria for social care in Wales, and a new outcomes framework to support the new system by measuring well-being.


18.06.14

Review into the role of the Children’s Commissioner, 18/06/14 [W]

The Welsh Government has announced that Dr Mike Shooter, former Chair of Children in Wales and an expert in child and adolescent psychiatry, will lead an independent review into the role and function of the Children's Commissioner for Wales.


17.06.14

Wales without Poverty? Take part in the Bevan Foundation questionnaire, 17/06/14 [W]

The Bevan Foundation, as part of a UK wide project with Joseph Rowntree Foundation (www.jrf.org.uk ) have launched an online survey to gather the views of as many individuals as possible. The survey is seeking views around what a poverty-free Wales would look like. The aim is to engage with a wide range of people in Wales over the coming weeks.


16.06.14

New programme to raise attainment in Welsh school, 16/06/14 [W]

The Welsh Government has launched a new programme for tackling the impact of poverty on educational attainment.


13.06.14

New guidance for Pharmacists on Young Carers, 13/06/14 [W]

The Welsh Government’s chief pharmaceutical officer as issued new guidance to community pharmacists and other health professionals, giving them advice on how to support young carers who need to pick up prescriptions for the people they care for.


09.06.14

New rights for carers to come into force in April 2016, 09/06/14 [W]

Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services, has announced that carers in Wales will have the same rights as the person they care for, when the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act comes into force in April 2016.