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The Welsh NHS Confederation: The Key Priorities for Carers in Wales

26.09.18

As part of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s inquiry into the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, the Welsh NHS Confederation’s Policy Forum gathered health and social care organisations to outline key issues and priorities for carers.

The resultant briefing points out that Wales has the highest proportion of carers in the UK, and that 103, 594 people provide over 50 hours of unpaid care every week. The number of carers in Wales continues to rise.

The briefing makes a number of recommendation to improve the lives of carers in Wales, including; increasing awareness and identification as carers, providing information and advice, rather than making carers seek it out, and delivering consistency in carers needs assessments, amongst others.

Children in Wales, along with nineteen other organisations, including the Carer’s Trust, Carers Wales, Citizens Advice Bureau, and Age Cymru, endorsed the briefing and its recommendations.

You can read the full briefing and its recommendations on the Wales NHS Confederation’s website.