Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for social services in Wales - integration, regional working and the National Dementia Strategy

TO BE PUBLISHED December 2017


This seminar will examine the priorities for social services in Wales. It comes as the Welsh Government prepares to introduce a Local Government Bill next year to improve the integration between local authorities and deliver social services at a regional level, following its consultation on the local government White Paper.


It will be an opportunity to consider the implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act, including the effectiveness of regional partnership boards and the challenges involved with the introduction of pooled budgets for health and social care.


Delegates will also discuss the initial impact of the first stage of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care Act - which reformed workforce regulation and registration arrangements and established Social Care Wales. There will also be consideration of the implications of the second and third stages of the Act ahead of their implementation in 2018 and 2019 respectively.


Further sessions will discuss key measures from the National Dementia Strategy, the effectiveness of the £60m Integrated Care Fund and the challenges and opportunities surrounding the delivery of social services at a regional level; including establishing governance arrangements, improving financial and workforce resilience, and integrating local authorities.



Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


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

Presentations

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


Delegate Pack

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

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates