The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into force on 6 April 2016. It is the new law for improving the well-being of people who need care and support, and carers who need support.

Cost: This course is free of charge.

The Act changes the way people’s needs are assessed and the way services are delivered - people will have more of a say in the care and support they receive. The new Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act changes the way care and support is checked and provides clear guidance on how certain services are delivered, to make sure that people are protected from abuse, and to promote their well-being.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • To introduce the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, through each of the 11 parts (sections), and companion legislation Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016
  • To understand prudent health care in Wales, what this policy means, how it will effect peoples’ experience of services, and how it links with approaches set in motion by the social services & well-being act.
  • To cover the main principles and intended effects on citizens and individuals, and for those people in receipt of regulated services
  • To consider the main changes in relation to the social care workforce, and for social care professionals,
  • To consider the main changes in relation to ourselves as citizens and carers
  • To update participants on how each act is being addressed both locally and regionally
  • To become more aware of how to obtain more information
  • To agree on any further actions needed to progress learning

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