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Minister for Social Care Dawn Bowden with care-experienced young people at an event hosted by the charity Voices from Care Cymru

Bill introduced to remove private profit from the care of looked-after children

A Bill to remove private profit from the care of looked-after children – part of the wider and radical transformation of children’s care in Wales – has been introduced today (Monday May 20).

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National Office for Care and Support formally launched

The Minister for Social Care Dawn Bowden has welcomed the launch of the new National Office for Care and Support, which marks another important step towards a National Care Service in Wales.

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Innovation providing greater choice and independence for people receiving domiciliary care in Wales

New ways of delivering domiciliary care are being trialled in several local authority areas to provide greater independence and control for people receiving care.

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Mum praises significant benefits of Flying Start programme for daughter

A mum who has benefited from the expansion of the Welsh Government’s Flying Start programme has praised the scheme for the “head start” it has given her youngest child.

£23m combined investment in two new social care facilities for Flintshire, announced by Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan

£23m combined investment in two new social care facilities for Flintshire

Work is under way on two new integrated Health and Social Care community facilities in Flintshire, backed by more than £14 million in Welsh Government funding, Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced.

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Young Welsh voices created for children and young people who rely on technology to communicate

Children and young people in Wales who rely on technology to communicate now have access to young Welsh-accented voices and Welsh language versions, the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, has announced.

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Deputy Minister committed to ensuring unpaid carers get support and recognition they deserve

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, has marked Carers Rights Day today (November 23rd) by praising the important role of unpaid carers in communities across Wales and highlighting the support available to them. 

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Don’t think 'what if I’m wrong?' Think 'what if I’m right?'

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, has urged people to speak up if they are concerned about child abuse, as a new national campaign launches at the start of National Safeguarding Week.

Care leavers on Basic Income pilot scheme with FM, MSJ, DMSS and Prof Marmot

“We are delighted with the progress of the Basic Income pilot scheme and hearing about the positive impact on those taking part,” says Minister

Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip Jane Hutt has praised the progress and uptake of the Basic Income pilot scheme after meeting care leavers taking part in the innovative programme.

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Care experienced young people in North Wales to have say on care services declaration

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, will meet with care experienced children and young people in North Wales to discuss the declaration which is informing radical reform of care services in Wales.

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‘You’ve really got to care, to care’: Deputy Minister praises social care workforce

The Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has praised Wales’ dedicated social care workforce at the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru national conference.

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Deputy Minister praises impact of second Young Carers’ Festival

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, has praised the impact of the second Young Carers’ Festival in Wales.