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Direct payments guidance: Community Care, Services for Carers and Children's Services (Direct Payments (Wales) Guidance 2011

Guidance to help local authority social services in making, managing and administering direct payments. The guidance applies to children's adults' services and services for carers. It explains how direct payments schemes should be developed locally, how issues of consent, capacity and ability to manage should be approached, and how direct payments should be used. It sets out specific delivery issues, including: choice and risk; health and safety; close relatives; direct payments recipients as employers; and Criminal Record Checks.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Caring about carers: a strategy for carers in Wales: the third report: summary document

Package of measures aimed at local authorities and other agencies to provide more support to carers in Wales. Contents include: health and social care; information; support; young carers; carers and employment; quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Learning disability strategy: section 7 guidance on service principles and service responses

The main focus of this guidance is on the person with a learning disability rather than on their families or carers but ,where appropriate, families and carers are mentioned in the text. The contribution that families and carers can make to the unified assessment process is covered within that guidance and carers are, of course, entitled to their own assessment.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Explanatory memorandum to the Proposed Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure: January 2010

This Explanatory Memorandum outlines the background and purpose of the Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010. The Strategy provides for the provision of information and advice to carers and for the effective involvement of local authorities with carers when making decisions about the provision of services to and for carers. Part 2 provides the Regulatory Impact Assessment of the measure.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Statement on policy and practice for adults with a learning disability

All Wales People First has been actively involved in preparing this Statement on Policy and Practice for Adults with a Learning Disability. This has been a welcome opportunity for people with learning disabilities to get directly involved in policy making. We were able to give our very valuable viewpoint which reflects the desires, hopes, dreams, wants and needs of people with learning disabilities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Together for mental health: a strategy for mental health and wellbeing in Wales

Together for Mental Health sets out the Welsh Government's ambitions for improving mental health and vision for improved mental health service delivery. Developed through engagement and formal consultation with key partner agencies, stakeholders, service users and carers, it covers people of all ages and emphasises the need to promote better mental health and wellbeing among the whole population. It focuses on how to improve the lives of service users and their families using a recovery and enablement approach.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09