Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for older people's care: finance, new models of care and the National Dementia Strategy

July 2017

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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates