This seminar focused on the future of older people's care in Wales, including changes to inspection and regulation arrangements, new models of care, challenges for finance and dementia care.
The seminar took place as the Welsh Government moves forward with plans for Local Health Boards and councils to pool budgets to deliver health and social services.
It came as policymakers and stakeholders planned the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act from April 2018 which includes a new regulation and inspection framework with potentially substantial implications for quality, accountability and patient safety. It also followed the announcement of £35m a year additional funds for social care, an increase in the maximum charge for domiciliary care and plans to raise the capital threshold before which charges are incurred for residential care to £50,000 by 2021.
Delegates assessed priorities for the development and implementation of a national dementia strategy, as the Welsh Government considered its response to its consultation, alongside the potential for improved diagnosis, innovation and patient experience within dementia care. Further sessions considered next steps in the regulation of older people’s care, strategies for moving from acute care to care in the community and options for the future of social care finance.
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