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Social Services circulars




Circulars provide updates and information.

View a range of circulars from 2003.

Social Care Workforce Development Programme

16/06/14
This circular sets out indicative grant allocations.
 

Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG) Amendment 7 April 2014 – WGC 008/2014

16/05/14
Amendments to residential charging in Wales for 2014-15 are included in this circular.
 

Statutory Guidance: Fulfilled Lives Supportive Communities Commissioning Framework and Guidance

07/11/12
This circular provides Statutory Guidance on Commissioning Social Services. It is issued under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970.
 

Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG) Amendment 28 April 2012 - WAGC 006/2012

10/07/12
Amendments to residential charging in Wales for 2012-13 are included in this circular.
 

Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG) Amendment 27 April 2011 - WAGC 010/2011

27/05/11
Amendments to residential charging in Wales for 2011-12 are included in this circular.
 

WAGC 14/2010 - Charges For Residential Accommodation - Crag Amendment No 26

29/04/10
Announces the abolition of the of the lower capital limit of £20,750 from 12 April 2010.
 

Promoting Independence and Wellbeing Grant Scheme 2008-2011

08/04/08
The purpose of this grant is to support the independence and wellbeing of older and disabled people by reducing inappropriate hospital admissions and Delayed Transfers of Care (DToCs).
 

WAGC28/07 - Early Support To Vulnerable Children And Their Families Grant 2007/08

24/08/07
The purpose of this circular is to advise you that the Welsh Assembly Government is making available a one–off specific grant payment of £2.2 million to local authorities in the financial year 2007/2008 to provide early support to families of disabled children and those on the brink of care p ...
 

NAFWC19/07 - National Assistance (Assessment Of Resources And Sums For Personal Requirements) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2007

24/04/07
SUMMARY This circular: I. Announces the revision of the capital limits from £16,000 (lower) and £21,500 (upper) to £17,250 (lower) and £22,000 (upper), which are to come into force on 9 April 2007. Authorities are reminded of the effect of the revised capital limits on charges for home care; II. A ...
 

NAFWC12/07 - Safeguarding Children: Working Together Under the Children Act 2004

04/04/07
This document sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
 

NAFWC09/07 - Telecare Revenue Grant

04/04/07
Introduction and Background This circular sets out guidance for local authorities and local health boards on the Welsh Assembly Government’s objectives in providing revenue support to the Telecare Capital Grant, on the terms and conditions upon which grant is provided and the procedure for submitti ...
 

NAFWC08/07 - Telecare Capital Grant

04/04/07
Introduction and Background This circular sets out guidance for local authorities and local health boards on the Welsh Assembly Government’s objectives in providing capital grant funding for the purchase of telecare sensors and equipment, on the terms and conditions upon which grant is provided and ...
 

NAFWC07/07 - Revenue Grant For The Integration And Modernisation Of Community Equipment Services In Wales

04/04/07
This circular sets out guidance for local authorities and local health boards on the Welsh Assembly Government’s objectives in providing revenue support to the COMMUNITY EQUIPMENT Capital Grant, on the terms and conditions upon which grant is provided and the procedure for submitting evidence of co ...
 

NAFWC06/2007 - Capital Grant For The Integration And Modernisation Of Community Equipment Services In Wales

04/04/07
Introduction and Background This circular sets out guidance for local authorities and local health boards on the Welsh Assembly Government’s objectives in providing capital grant funding for the integration and modernisation of community equipment services, on the terms and conditions upon which gr ...
 

NAFWC 29/06 - Child Protection Development Support 2006/07 – to be known as Safeguarding Children Fund from October 2006

07/07/06
This letter sets out arrangements to assist further developments in child protection procedure and practice during 2006-2007 and announces provision of £124,000 to support this.
 

NAFWC 16/06 - National Assistance (Assessment Of Resources And Sums For Personal Requirements) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2006

19/04/06
This circular: Announces the revision of the capital limits from £14,750 (lower) and £21,000 (upper) to £16,000 (lower) and £21,500 (upper), which are to come into force on 10 April 2006. Authorities are reminded of the effect of the revised capital limits on charges for home care;
 

Criminal record bureau checks for existing care home and domiciliary care agency staff

14/06/04
To remind registered care home and domiciliary care agency providers of the regulatory requirements for obtaining Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks for existing staff and to communicate the arrangements which have been agreed with the CRB to make it possible for providers to meet the requirements.
 

Commencement of Regulations and National Minimum Standards for Domiciliary Care Agencies in Wales

01/04/04
This circular is issued to confirm the commencement of the Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations and National Minimum Standards on 1st March 2004.
 

Revised National Minimum Standards For Small Care Homes For Older People

01/04/04
This circular announces revisions to the National Minimum Standards for Small Care Homes for Older People.
 

Domiliciary Care: Implementation of Regulations and national Minumum Standards

01/12/03
Date Published: 11/2003 Date Published To Internet: 12/2003
 

NAFWC 36/2003 The abolition of residential allowance and the Part III accommodation rate

03/10/03
This circular contains statutory guidance for local authorities with social services responsibilities (hereafter referred to as ‘authorities’) on the abolition of Residential Allowance (RA) and the Part III Accommodation Rate (the Part III Rate) by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), on 6 O ...
 

Advance Notice of Changes to Residential Care Charging System

01/10/03
Changes to the Assessment of Resources Regulations A National Assembly for Wales Circular (NAFWC) will be issued to local authorities in Wales and placed on the Assembly’s website shortly regarding changes to the financial assessment for residential accommodation that will take effect from 6 Octobe ...
 

The Abolition of Residential Allowance and the Part III Accommodation Rate Circular

01/10/03
This circular contains statutory guidance for local authorities with social services responsibilities (hereafter referred to as ‘authorities’) on the abolition of Residential Allowance (RA) and the Part III Accommodation Rate (the Part III Rate) by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), on 6 O ...
 

NAFWC 20/2003 Notice of changes to the Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2001

03/04/03
This circular draws the attention of those involved in commissioning and providing residential care in Wales to recent amendments which have been made to The Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2001. This circular outlines the background to the changes, the requirements set out in the two new amendments ...