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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Act outlining the reform of social services law in Wales which became law on 1 May 2014. Key aspects include making about improving the well-being outcomes for people who need care and support and carers who need support; to make provision about co-operation and partnership by public authorities with a view to improving the well-being of people; to make provision about complaints relating to social care and palliative care; and for connected purposes.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014: part 2 code of practice (general functions)

This code of practice sets out the requirements for local authorities in relation to the provisions contained in Part 2 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. These cover the general functions of a local authority, including assessment of the needs of a population for social care and other services such as those that promote well-being, and the promotion of social enterprises, co-operatives, user-led services and the third sector.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Together for Mental Health delivery plan: 2016-19: consultation document

A consultation on the delivery plan of the Welsh Government’s strategy to improve mental health and well-being, for the period 2016-19. The strategy consists of five chapters and is underpinned by 18 outcomes which are set out in this document. Strategy outcomes and delivery plan priority areas have been mapped against the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Research to support the Duty to Review the Implementation of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010...part 3 final report: assessments of former users of secondary mental health services

This study provides qualitative evidence on the views of service users, their carers and practitioners on the implementation of Part 3 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010. This part of the Measure is concerned with assessments of former users of secondary mental health services and enables individuals, who have previously been in receipt of secondary mental health services, to refer themselves directly back to secondary services for assessment.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014: part 4 code of practice (meeting needs)

Provides guidance to the Part 4 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, focusing on eligibility, care planning and direct payments. In particular, the code determines the point at which an individual will have an enforceable right to support from the local authority and the authority has a legal duty to provide or arrange care and support; sets eligibility criteria that will apply to all people – children, adults and carers; sets out the requirements of a care and support plan; and sets out the circumstances required by a local authority when making direct payments.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act: assessment and support for carers

Leaflet outlining local authorities’ duties and functions in relation to the assessment and support of carers under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The Act consolidates the law relating to carers and gives them equivalent rights to those of the people that they care for. The leaflet briefly covers the provision of Information, Advice and Assistance services; proportionate assessment; supporting carers through community based preventative services; carer support plans; and what happens if the carer and the person cared for move from one authority area in Wales to another.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Together for mental health: a cross-government strategy for mental health and wellbeing in Wales

This report presents the new mental health strategy for Wales, covering people of all ages. It aims to address the needs of people with mental health problems or a mental illness, whilst also improving mental wellbeing. The strategy is intended to improve outcomes for service users, carers and their families.  It encourages the "recovery and reablement" approach, which aims to help people live independently and achieve their full potential.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014: part 4 and 5 code of practice (charging and financial assessment)

This code provides guidance to the Part 4 and 5 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, in relation to direct payments, choice of accommodation, charging and financial assessment. The Act establishes that local authorities can exercise the discretion to charge for the provision of care and support, or to require a contribution or reimbursement, where they feel it is appropriate to do so and where they have established that the person required to pay any charge, contribution or reimbursement, has sufficient financial means to do so.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010: guidance issued to local health boards and local authorities

This guidance is to help Local Health Boards, as the lead Organisation working in partnership with Local Authorities, to implement, develop and put in place local information and consultation strategies for carers required by the Welsh Government. This document sets out the purpose and background of the guidance, the format and content that a Strategy should take, including minimum requirements, a timetable for delivery and monitoring, review and evaluation arrangements.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Together for mental health: delivery plan 2012-16

This document presents a 10-year strategy for improving the lives of people using mental health services, their carers and their families. At the heart of the Strategy is the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010, which places legal duties on Health Boards and Local Authorities to improve support for people with mental ill-health.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11