ADSS Cymru is working to ensure that social services departments and the social care sector as a whole are supported in preparing for the outcomes of Brexit.

We are working with our partners in WLGA, Care Forum Wales, Welsh Government, Social Care Wales and the Welsh NHS Confederation to ensure all public services are equally prepared for this transition.

Information about the activities and events to support Brexit Transition for the social care sector, along with associated resources, will be available on this webpage and updates will be added regularly.

If you are a social care or health professional, looking for information on the impact of Brexit / EU Withdrawal on employment / care provision / supply of medicines, etc you can download a useful FAQs document here.

 

Latest News


 

Welsh Government Releases Film featuring Chief Nursing Officer

14/03/19

Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White highlighted the value of EU Nationals within nursing in Wales in a video released by Welsh Government on 14 March. Prof. White also explains more about the settled status scheme and how to apply... link to video here


 

Up to £45k available to all LAs to support Brexit

Announced 13/03/19

On 13 March, the WG Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James announced that up to £45,000 will be made available to each local authority in Wales, and a further £200,000 will be made available to them through the Welsh Local Government Association... read announcement.


 

Welsh Brexit Minister announces £500k for LRFs

Announced 11/03/19

Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles AM announced a further £4 million of new funding to help organisations prepare for Brexit. The funding included £500,000 to help support Local Resilience Forums Civil Contingencies Support –  to help support LRFs fulfil their roles in the command, control and co-ordination arrangements for Operation Yellowhammer in Wales... read announcement.


 

Welsh Government issues response on additional warehouse capacity for NHS supplies in Wales

Published 07/03/19

In reference to the report published by the BBC with regard to additional warehouse capacity being procured by Welsh Government to stockpile medicines for the NHS, a spokesperson has said... read article here


 

Wales Audit Office hold follow-Up webinar on recent 'no-deal' Brexit report

Streamed 05/03/19

The Wales Audit Office held a webinar on 5 March as a follow-up to it's recent publication of a report by the Auditor General, on the Welsh public sector's preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit... read more.


 

Welsh Government issues a response regarding availability of radioisotopes

Published 05/03/2019

In reference to the report published by the BBC with regard to supplies of radioisotopes and the potential impact on cancer treatment, the Welsh Government has said... read article here


 

Wales Audit Office delivers key messages on preparations in Wales for a 'No Deal' Brexit

Published: Tuesday 19/02/2019

Auditor General for Wales, Adrian Crompton has set out his early views on the evidence that has been gathered, together with some key messages for public bodies, to help with their planning in the coming weeks and months... read full article. 


 

Welsh Government Film on Medicines featuring Chief Pharmaceutical officer, Andrew Evans

Published: Tuesday 19/02/2019

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales, Andrew Evans talks about how we’re managing the supply of medicines if the UK does leave the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario... see more.


 

ADSS Cymru, WLGA and partners take part in a joint event on preparing for Brexit

Published: 15/02/2019

The joint conference brought together practitioners, councillors and key stakeholders to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on the social care and health sector, the on-going work to prepare, and the further actions required... read more.


 

Latest statement by the Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services on the Impact of a 'No Deal' Brexit

Published: 21/01/2019

The Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething has delivered an oral statement to the Welsh Assembly on the potential imapct of a No Deal Brexit on health and social care in Wales... read the statement transcription


 

Report by Public Health Wales: The Public Health Implications of Brexit in Wales - A Health Impact Assessment Approach

Published: 21/01/2019

Public Health Wales have published a report examining the potential impact of all aspect of the Brexit / EU Withdrawal on public health in Wales including the risks of impact on access to medicines, staffing, employment opportunities, food standards... read the report.


 

Survey: Ipsos MORI survey into the social care and childcare sector workforce in Wales

Deadline: 16/01/2019

Welsh Government has commissioned Ipsos MORI to undertake research to understand more about the staff who are working in the social care and childcare sectors as part of its Brexit preparations... see more


 

Event: ADSS Cymru/Joint Social Care Brexit Preparedness Seminar

14/02/2019 

ADSS Cymru is working alongside the WLGA, Care Forum Wales, Social Care Wales and the Welsh NHS Confederation in delivering a Seminar around Brexit preparedness on Thursday 14th February... see more