New law for Wales' social services

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A NEW law to transform the way social services are delivered in Wales will be introduced in April 2016, deputy minister for social services Gwenda Thomas, has announced.

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 received Royal Assent last week, and is designed to radically change the way social services are delivered by focusing on promoting the welfare of individuals.

It will introduce a strong statutory framework for the protection of adults, and seek to ensure people have access to clear information, advice and assistance, placing their voice and rights at the centre of decisions about their care and support.

“The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 will have a direct impact on the lives of many of our citizens, if not most of them,” said Mrs Thomas, as she announced when the Act will be introduced.

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2:22pm Sun 11 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Who are social services ???? non existent !
Who are social services ???? non existent ! Independentvoter
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3:32pm Sun 11 May 14

Dai Rear says...

"The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act" What a stupid patronising title. "Gwent Police chasing baddies" "Gwent fire brigade, putting out fires" "Gwent Education minimising your child's chance of success"
You don't have CRB checks any more; it's "vetting & baa-ing"
You don't have to be a pr*t to be a politician, but it helps.
"The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act" What a stupid patronising title. "Gwent Police chasing baddies" "Gwent fire brigade, putting out fires" "Gwent Education minimising your child's chance of success" You don't have CRB checks any more; it's "vetting & baa-ing" You don't have to be a pr*t to be a politician, but it helps. Dai Rear
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