The Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 received Royal Assent and became law on the 1 May 2014. It provides the legal framework for improving the wellbeing of people who need care and support, and carers who need support, and for transforming social services in Wales. For more information on the Act itself please see the Welsh Government website.

 

The Act was implemented from April 2016.

 

A range of codes of practice and statutory guidance has been consulted on and issued to support the delivery of the Act. These documents are available from the Welsh Government website at http://gov.wales/topics/health/socialcare/act/code-of-practice/?lang=en  As part of this, the Minister for Health and Social Services, as part of this, wrote a letter on 20 December 2015, which is available here.

 

Whilst much of the work up to January 2016 focused on preparing the Statutory Sector for their duties under the Act, the impact and this work is ongoing.

 

At C3SC we are involved in a number of meetings to identify the possible impacts and possibilities that the implementation of the Act will enable. Regular updates will be posted on this part of our website with events, briefings from meetings and related news.

 

If you have any items you would like to be included, or any comments or questions, please contact Sarah Capstick, Health and Social Care Facilitator, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.At the June 2016 Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meeting Hannah Pursey, Senior Business Improvement Partner in the Cardiff and Vale Regional Implementation Team, said if anyone has any questions in relation to the Act you contact her with your questions directly. You can email Hannah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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