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A bulletin on the personal well-being of people who need care and support and carers who need support, 2014-15

This bulletin provides a picture of the wellbeing of people who received care and support, and carers who received support in the last 12 months, and where possible, provides a comparison to the rest of the respondents in the survey (those that had not received any care and support services). Due to the small number of respondents receiving help from care and support services, results are published at a Wales level only. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Together for mental health: annual report 2013-14

"Together for mental health" is our ambitious strategy aiming to improve the mental health of the people of Wales and setting out our vision for 21st century mental health services. It is our first mental health strategy to cover all ages and centres on the 6 high level outcomes set out below:

a. The mental health and well-being of the whole population is improved.

b. The impact of mental health problems and/or mental illness on individuals of all ages, their families and carers, communities and the economy more widely, is better recognised and reduced.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Refreshed autistic spectrum disorder strategic action plan

This new Strategic Action Plan has been developed in response to what people with autism, their families and carers have said is important to them. We have also worked with a wide range of stakeholders to identify some key priority themes and actions that will make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with autism. The Plan sets out what we have done, what we were told and what we will do. It has three key priority areas:  Awareness raising, information and training;  Assessment and diagnosis; and  Meeting support needs. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act: assessing and meeting needs

Information leaflet which summarises key points relation to the assessment and meeting care and support needs by local authorities under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The leaflet covers assessing an individua'l's needs when the individual is a child or a carer; whether it is possible for a person can refuse a needs assessment; what happens after an assessment; and what to do if an individual does not have 'eligible needs'.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The carers strategy for Wales 2013

This strategy sets out the key actions the Welsh Government intends to take for the remainder of this Assembly Term, up to 2016. It provides a framework for agencies to work together to deliver services and support to carers. Five priority areas are explained: health and social care; identification, information and consultation; young carers and young adult carers; support and a life outside of the caring role; and carers and employment. The strategy contains 18 key actions, which will form the basis of a report to be published by the end of 2013.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The national outcomes framework for people who need care and support and carers who need support, 2014-15: working document

The national outcomes framework for people who need care and support and carers who need support in Wales has been created to deliver on the actions set out in Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action, and the need to fulfil the duties set out in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The framework is made up of a well-being statement and the outcome indicators to measure whether well-being is being achieved.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Consultation on the revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales

The new draft Code takes account of the changes to relevant legislation since the previous Code was written. Within the draft Code there is strengthened emphasis on: the involvement of patients and, where appropriate, their families and carers in all aspects of assessment and treatment; understanding the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how these should apply to all care and treatment; the involvement of Independent Mental Health Advocates; and the use of appropriate transport for patient subject to the Act to ensure their dignity and safety as far as is practicable.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014: part 3 code of practice (assessing the needs of individuals)

This code provides guidance to the Part 3 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, setting out a process for assessing the needs of an individual for care and support, or support in the case of a carer; a process of assessment that will apply to all people – children, adults and carers; and a process of review and re-assessment that will apply to assessments.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Together for mental health: delivery plan: 2016-19

Sets out the actions required to implement the Welsh Government’s strategy to improve mental well-being of all residents in Wales, during the period 2016-19. It is second of three plans to implement the 10 year strategy. The plan also reflects changes following the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the principles of Prudent Health and Care, providing a greater emphasis on prevention, integration and long term sustainability. The plan covers 11 priority areas.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Recording measurement of personal outcomes: part 3 personal outcome guidance: (Issued under the National Assessment and Eligibility Tool)

This guidance provides a framework for recording and measuring progress against personal outcomes for individuals during the care and support process. It applies to individuals who are eligible for a care and support plan and carers eligible for a support plan under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. These personal outcomes should link to the 24 national wellbeing outcomes. This guidance provides information on defining, recording and measuring personal outcomes; information on measuring progress; and dealing with different interpretations of scoring and measuring.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

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