Care Providers give critical support to the most at-risk citizens in our communities, and the leadership of social care in Wales is proud for your continued commitment and hard work.
WIHSC, University of South Wales
National Evaluation of the Social Services and Well-being Act – the IMPACT study
Colleagues from the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales in partnership with academics from Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor Universities have been researching the implementation of the Social Services and Well-being Act – the IMPACT study: https://wihsc.southwales.ac.uk/evaluation-implementation-social-services-and-well-being-wales-act-gwerthuso-gweithrediad-deddf-gwasanaethau-cymdeithasol-llesiant-cymru/. The study is being led by Professor Mark Llewellyn (firstname.lastname@example.org). It commenced in November 2018, and publications from the work to date can be found here: https://gov.wales/evaluation-social-services-and-well-being-wales-act-2014.
There are three areas of focus for their work over the coming months to make you aware of.
For more information on these focus areas and details of how to get involved, see the attached information sheet.
Welsh Government consultation on rebalancing care and support: Summary of response report published – 29 June 2021
The Welsh Government has published its summary of response report on the white paper consultation: ‘Rebalancing care and support’. This consultation sought views on our proposals for new legislation to improve care and support and partnership working to better support people’s well-being. The report and consultation documents can be accessed from the Welsh Government’s website here.
The NHS and Social Care Life Assurance (Wales) scheme was established in July 2020.
The scheme is operated by the NHS Business Service Authority on behalf of Welsh Ministers.
The scheme pays a lump sum of £60,000 to beneficiaries in respect of the death of NHS and social care staff where the Welsh Ministers can reasonably conclude the person’s death was caused by COVID-19 contracted through their role.
Infection prevention and control in childcare settings: guidance
How to protect from or stop the spread of infections like coronavirus.
Culture and heritage destinations and venues: guidance for a phased return
Guidance for organisations and individuals in Wales who manage culture and heritage destinations and venues that are open to the public.
Written Statement: Economic Resilience Fund - July and August 2021
Vaughan Gething MS, Economy Minister
Long COVID rehabilitation: community patient
How rehabilitation services have helped a community patient with her recovery from long COVID.
Long COVID rehabilitation: critical care patient
How long COVID rehabilitation services are helping a critical care patient recover from COVID after a long hospital stay.
Long COVID rehabilitation: case studies
Find out how rehabilitation services are helping patients recover from long COVID.
Coronavirus: travel guidance for education settings and students
Guidance for students and staff in the education sector planning to travel in the UK or overseas, and for those who are already overseas.
COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool
Check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID-19.
This tool helps you consider your personal risk factors for COVID-19 and suggests how to stay safe.
Written Statement: COVID-19 Vaccination Progress against Strategy Update
Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services
New £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent during the pandemic
A new £10 million grant will be introduced this month to help people in private rented accommodation who are struggling to pay their rent because of the pandemic.
Written Statement: Support for tenants through the Covid-19 pandemic
Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change
Reasonable measures to minimise risk of coronavirus in workplaces and open premises: guidance for enforcement officers
Guidance to enforcement officers on Regulation 20 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 3) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Written Statement: Learning more about the use of rapid COVID-19 testing using Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs)
Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services
National Commissioning Board
Adult Care Together
“good support isn’t just about ‘services’ – it’s about having a life.”
IMPACT is a new £15 million UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and the Health Foundation.
How can I find out more and get involved? Please
IMPACT will be an ‘implementation centre’, drawing on knowledge gained from different types of research, the lived experience of people using services and their carers, and the practice wisdom of social care staff. It will work across the UK to make sure that it is embedded in, and sensitive to, the very different policy contexts in each of the four nations, as well as being able to share learning across the UK as a whole.
IMPACT will spend 2021 consulting with key stakeholders across adult social care, and across the four nations of the UK. This will include:
Five linked ‘IMPACT Assemblies’ (one in Wales) that bring stakeholders together to: identify and build consensus around IMPACT’s priorities; test and refine proposed delivery models; and support subsequent scaling up and