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.
Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said:
“Hard working health and social care staff have been Wales’ heroes during the pandemic. These comments are as unfortunate as they are insulting to a workforce that has been stretched to breaking point. Partnership has been a key feature over the past 18 months, which makes these comments even more disappointing.
“As has become crystal clear to us all, dedicated care workers continue to go above and beyond to care for the most vulnerable in society, and will not be lectured to by faceless, profit-driven individuals.
“We will get through this crisis together and local councils will work with all their partners in health and the voluntary sector and committed, constructive partners in the independent sector. We are also committed to working to help deliver Welsh Government’s ambition to rebalance the social care sector, deliver the Real Living Wage, remove profit motive from children’s services and focus on meeting the social care needs and improving the wellbeing of the vulnerable in our communities.”