Posts in Category: Social Services

All partners have a part to play to secure financial sustainability of care sector, says WLGA 

Partners need to pull together to help secure the social care sector’s financial sustainability, according to council leaders in Wales. Soaring demand and extra costs over a number of years have put social care services under enormous strain. The ... read more
 
Monday, 22 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

£500 extra payment to care staff welcomed by councils 

Responding to the First Minister’s confirmation that all staff working in care home settings will receive a £500 extra payment, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care and Health said: “We are extremely pleased... read more
 
Friday, 05 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Coronavirus: Joint Statement by ADSS Cymru and WLGA 

The Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (Wales) and the Welsh Local Government Association have praised the continued dedication and professionalism of social care workers caring for the most at-risk citizens; and are emphasising the... read more
 
Friday, 20 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services Social Services

Working together "crucial" to prepare for Brexit outcome 

Combining efforts across the social care and health sectors is crucial to overcome the potential disruption caused by Brexit, the WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care has said today. Speaking at a special conference to support the Welsh... read more
 
Thursday, 14 February 2019 Categories: Europe News Social Services

Welsh Government funding to support Welsh Indpendent Living Grant 

Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement, Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Services and Health said: “In a time of austerity, any additional funding for social care is to be welcomed and I am pleased to see a... read more
 
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Categories: News Social Services

More support from local services essential to help prevent carers being pushed to breaking point 

More investment in local services is essential to help unpaid carers being pushed to breaking point amidst a surge in demand for care services and support, the WLGA has said today. A recent survey by Carers Wales shows that increasing demand for... read more
 
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 Categories: News Social Services

Working together to improve outcomes for children 

At a conference hosted by Welsh Government in Llandrindod Wells today based on ‘Improving Outcomes for Children’, professionals within children’s social care came together to discuss the range of challenges facing the sector. Attending the... read more
 
Thursday, 15 November 2018 Categories: News Social Services

‘Prevention is always better than a cure’- WLGA and ADSS call for preventative services funding in Draft Budget 

Ahead of Welsh Government’s budget due to be published on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (ADSSC) are urging the government to ensure appropriate... read more
 
Monday, 01 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

Children's Services in Wales at 'breaking point’ and need urgent investment 

As Assembly Members return from their summer recess ready to scrutinise the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget for the next fiscal year, a stark warning has been made to them by local government social care professionals, in a bid to highlight the... read more
 
Monday, 17 September 2018 Categories: News Social Services

£344m needed for social care by 2021-22 

Current funding arrangements from Welsh Government will not cover the expected increases in cost and demand facing social care, the Welsh Local Government Association warns today. A joint report by WLGA and ADSS to the National Assembly for... read more
 
Thursday, 19 April 2018 Categories: News Social Services
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