Pembrokeshire action plan to recruit social care workers showing signs of success

AN ACTION plan to improve recruitment and retention of staff across social care roles is showing signs of success despite delays due to Covid-19. Vacancies in some departments, including social workers, are at the lowest level of recent years, a committee heard as it discussed an update of the social Continue Reading

Social care leader warns there is no “automatic right” to indoor care home visits

A social care leader has warned there is no “automatic right” for indoor visits to Carmarthenshire care homes for relatives and friends of residents. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, spoke out to set the record straight about the relaxation of the restrictions recently announced by the Continue Reading

Social services wants to keep community hub going after Covid lockdown

POSITIVE feedback has been received about the Pembrokeshire County Council community hub, that was set up to coordinate community groups set up in response to the Covid-19 lockdown and the needs of residents across the county. Now the social services department is preparing for life after lockdown including harnessing the Continue Reading

New ways of working being considered for social services following Covid lockdown

OPPORTUNITIES and threats to the social service work at Pembrokeshire County Council were laid out for councillors this week. Members of the social care overview and scrutiny committee heard from director of social services Jonathan Griffiths about what work has been undertaken to recover from Covid-19 at its meeting on Continue Reading

Open letter of public thanks to nurses working in social care

WALES’ Chief Nursing Officer has joined other senior figures across the nation, thanking nurses working in social care. Professor Jean White has signed the open letter, which also encourages people who have left nursing in the last five years to re-join to help care for people with coronavirus. The letter Continue Reading

Plaid call for pay rises for health and social care staff

PLAID Cymru have called for pay rises to all NHS and social care staff in recognition of their work during the Coronavirus crisis. Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister Rhun ap Iorwerth said that health and social care workers were putting their lives on the line during the crisis and “the Continue Reading

Extra £40m to support adult social care in Wales

VAUGHAN GETHING, Minister for Health and Social Services, has announced extra £40m to support adult social care services during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will help meet the increased costs of basic PPE, food, staffing costs and ICT, which are being incurred by adult social services. It comes from the Continue Reading

Eluned Morgan to meet with Health Board over COVID-19 plan

ENSURING our public services are prepared for the Coronavirus outbreak is a top priority for Member of the Senedd (MS), Eluned Morgan, as the Welsh Government minister plans regular briefings with Carmarthenshire County Council and Hywel Dda Health Board in response to the growing health emergency. Last week, the MS Continue Reading

Extra £5mil bridges gap for social care but pressure of increasing, ageing population remains

An extra £5million for social care will “bridge a big gap” in budgets but pressures remain in a county with an increasing, ageing population. The first in a series of overview and scrutiny committee examinations of Pembrokeshire County Council’s draft budget and proposed council tax rise of five percent – Continue Reading

Plans to ‘transform’ Pembrokeshire day centre provisions

THE ‘next steps’ in plans to change day centre services for the elderly and people with learning disabilities will be examined this week. Members of the social care overview and scrutiny committee will start their new year of work with a closer look at plans to develop a ‘hub and Continue Reading

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