Posts in Category: Social Services

"Addressing health and social care challenges must be a shared endeavour" 

The WLGA's spokespersons for Health and Social Care have responded to a Welsh NHS Confederation report which highlights challenges faced in social care. Councillor Llinos Medi (Anglesey) said: “As local government has long been clear,... read more
Wednesday, 28 September 2022 Categories: News Social Services

WLGA welcomes Social Care Bonus 

The WLGA has welcomed the Welsh Government announcement to provide £96m to give an extra £1,000 payment for thousands of social care workers, aligned to the introduction of the real living wage. Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson... read more
Monday, 14 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

WLGA responds to Care Forum Wales criticisms 

The WLGA has defended councils and the dedicated social care workforce following Care Forum Wales’ insulting and unsubstantiated comments made in response to the Welsh Government’s welcome announcement of additional funding for social care. ... read more
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News Social Services

Carers’ Rights Day: WLGA thanks carers in an exceptionally challenging year 

To mark Carers’ Rights Day, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:
“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of people every day. On Carers’ Rights Day today, I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of local government to all carers across ... read more
Thursday, 26 November 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Coronavirus Senedd social care report welcomed by local government 

Responding to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s report on the coronavirus health and social care response so far, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said: “The coronavirus has hit our social... read more
Thursday, 09 July 2020 Categories: News Social Services

All partners have a part to play to secure financial sustainability of care sector, says WLGA 

Partners need to pull together to help secure the social care sector’s financial sustainability, according to council leaders in Wales. Soaring demand and extra costs over a number of years have put social care services under enormous strain. The ... read more
Monday, 22 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

£500 extra payment to care staff welcomed by councils 

Responding to the First Minister’s confirmation that all staff working in care home settings will receive a £500 extra payment, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care and Health said: “We are extremely pleased... read more
Friday, 05 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Coronavirus: Joint Statement by ADSS Cymru and WLGA 

The Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (Wales) and the Welsh Local Government Association have praised the continued dedication and professionalism of social care workers caring for the most at-risk citizens; and are emphasising the... read more
Friday, 20 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services Social Services

Working together "crucial" to prepare for Brexit outcome 

Combining efforts across the social care and health sectors is crucial to overcome the potential disruption caused by Brexit, the WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care has said today. Speaking at a special conference to support the Welsh... read more
Thursday, 14 February 2019 Categories: Europe News Social Services

Welsh Government funding to support Welsh Indpendent Living Grant 

Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement, Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Services and Health said: “In a time of austerity, any additional funding for social care is to be welcomed and I am pleased to see a... read more
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Categories: News Social Services

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