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Hundreds of extra community beds to help people leave hospital quicker this winter
Health Minister Eluned Morgan and WLGA leader Andrew Morgan have announced more than 500 extra step-down beds and community care packages for Wales this winter, to help people get care closer to home and free up hospital beds.
Social care workers in Wales to receive real living wage uplift
The Welsh Government will publish its draft Budget later today, including funding to ensure social care workers continue to receive the real living wage.
First ever summit will ensure young people with experience of care have their voices heard
The first ever summit for children and young people in care and care leavers in Wales will take place today (Saturday 3rd December).
£1.4m grant scheme to support social care improve energy efficiency now open
A new Welsh Government grant scheme to support energy efficiency improvements and decarbonisation across Residential Social Care providers, which will help the sector deal with the cost of energy crisis, has been launched and is now open for applications, Ministers announced today [23 November].
Childcare Offer extended as a new digital service is launched
A new national digital service which will streamline the Childcare Offer for parents and childcare providers has launched.
Minister meets new staff and sees progress on new dementia project at Lampeter care home
A sensory garden, four new bedrooms and a new wellbeing area are being built at Hafan Deg Care Home in Lampeter to improve care for residents with dementia, thanks to a £460,000 Welsh Government investment.
Children in Wales to benefit from £100m investment in childcare
A significant investment of nearly £100m is being made by the Welsh Government to improve childcare availability, boost Welsh language provision and fund free part-time places.
First ever young carers festival takes place in Wales
The first ever festival for young carers in Wales is taking place this week [23-25 August].
New plan helping people with learning disabilities into work
“Helping people with learning disabilities find employment is a key part of our action plan to ensure they live full, independent lives,” Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan said today (23 August) after meeting a Cardiff man celebrating an employment milestone.
Consultation launched on improving social care services.
Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan has today [17th August] launched a consultation on improving the experiences for many people using health and social care services.
Social work students to receive more financial support from September.
Social work students will be eligible for greater financial support from September as part of an extra £3.5 million package of support, the Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced.
£7m Summer of Fun officially underway
The Welsh Government’s £7 million Summer of Fun returns for a second year to support children and young people across Wales.