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.

This information bulletin should be read in conjunction with the most recent advice from Public Health Wales (PHW) and Welsh Government.




Welsh Government

New date for the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care

The Minister for Health and Social Services has made a statement regarding the Government’s intention to establish the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care by April 2023.


This new, sponsored body will be at the heart of conversation with the Welsh public, working together with NHS bodies and local authorities, and alongside other public, independent, and volunteer organisations to strengthen the voice of citizens.



National Care Home Education Facilitator (CHEF) Pilot


Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is to lead on a £730k project which will promote and widen access for a career in social care for nurses and AHPs. Funding provided by Welsh Government will create three regional Care Home Education Facilitators (CHEFs) who will work within the care home sector in Wales. They will help to enhance the quality of student clinical education whilst directly supporting are home staff.  Similar roles are already firmly embedded within nursing and midwifery services in Health Boards in Wales to support nursing students through their training and placements.

Anti-Racist Wales – Race Equality Action Plan for Wales 


On 24 March, Welsh Government launched a 12-week consultation on An Anti-Racist Wales – Race Equality Action Plan for Wales


The draft Plan draws on lived experiences of racism and has been constructed with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic researchers, policy officials, communities and other key race stakeholders. It includes a section on social care.


The draft plan and more information on the consultation can be found here:


Supported living guidance: coronavirus


How people in supported living can see family and friends and stay safe with their support and care workers.


Leaving your home and seeing other people: restrictions from 27 March


Rules on meeting people outside your home.


COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool: guidance

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool guidance for managers and staff.







Schools: coronavirus guidance


Changes to learning and teaching in schools.


Rehabilitation needs of people affected by the impact of COVID-19: guidance


Guidance on the rehabilitation needs of people affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


Care homes action plan: final update


How we have supported care homes during the winter.


Follow the rules after getting the COVID-19 vaccine


Why you need to continue to follow the rules after you have been vaccinated.



  • Author: ADSS Cymru & Partners
  • Date: 31/03/2021