Caring for our future

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee of the National Assembly for Wales has published a report on its ‘inquiry into the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to carers’.  The report has 31 recommendations – including the requirement for ‘a clear action plan’ to address ‘the failings of implementation’.  For the full report, click here.

Wales to widen Equality Act 2010 duty

As part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to tackling unequal outcomes caused by socioeconomic disadvantage, the Deputy Minister, Jane Hutt, has announced that it plans to make ‘rapid progress over the next few months with a view to the socioeconomic duty being commenced later this year’ – click here for her announcement.

Scotland implemented such a measure last year (click here for details) and for a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission concerning socio economic rights – click here.