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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

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

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: 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

Options for the Eligibility Framework for Care & Support under regulations stemming from the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014: revised final draft 13 June 2014

This document outlines options for the design of national eligibility criteria for Wales. These were with advice from a Technical Working Group on Eligibility considering this issue on behalf of the Welsh Government in March and April 2014. The report has been prepared following the final meeting of the group on 2 April 2014 and refined through a wider stakeholder engagement process during May and June 2014.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

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

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

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