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.
BASW Cymru has developed a new on-line resource ‘Social work law in Wales PPEG’ for members and the wider social work profession in Wales. To access this click here.
The Welsh Government has issued for consultation a draft code of practice ‘Measuring social services performance’ – to access the consultation documents click here.
A Welsh Government funded research report into ‘What Really Matters in Social Care to Individuals in Wales’ can be accessed by clicking here. It contains some interesting material and a pie diagram (page 58) that suggests that the impact of the 2014 has not been ‘transformative’.
MS Martin Searle Solicitors are interested to hear from anyone who has experience of an Independent User Trust to manage NHS Continuing NHS Healthcare payments in Wales. If you can help please contact Rachel Burley-Stower at Rachel@ms-solicitors.co.uk.
To access a Petition to stop the detention of people with autism & learning disabilities in ATU’s click here.
For an interim report summarising the evidence the Welsh Government has received on the future of the WILG click here.
For a report concerning the views of Citizens’ Jury on this question – click here.