This seminar examined the priorities for social services in Wales. It came as the Welsh Government prepared to introduce a Local Government Bill to improve the integration between local authorities and deliver social services at a regional level, following its consultation on the local government White Paper.
Delegates considered 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 also discussed 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.
Further sessions discussed the work of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, the National Dementia Action Plan, the challenges and opportunities surrounding the delivery of social services at a regional level; including establishing governance arrangements, improving financial and workforce resilience, palliative care and integrating local authorities.
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