Monday, 14 February 2022
The WLGA has welcomed the Welsh Government announcement to provide £96m to give an extra £1,000 payment for thousands of social care workers, aligned to the introduction of the real living wage.
Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson... read more
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
The WLGA has defended councils and the dedicated social care workforce following Care Forum Wales’ insulting and unsubstantiated comments made in response to the Welsh Government’s welcome announcement of additional funding for social care.
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To mark Carers’ Rights Day, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:
Thursday, 26 November 2020
“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of people every day. On Carers’ Rights Day today, I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of local government to all carers across ... read more
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Responding to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s report on the coronavirus health and social care response so far, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:
“The coronavirus has hit our social... read more
Monday, 22 June 2020
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
Friday, 05 June 2020
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, 20 March 2020
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
Thursday, 14 February 2019
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
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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
Wednesday, 05 December 2018
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