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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Responsibility for social services is shared between central and local government. Within a framework of legislation and regulations, the 22 local authorities have the statutory responsibility for the planning, assessment, commissioning and delivery of social services across Wales.
Social services authorities are required to assess people who might require community care services and to decide what, if any, services meet their needs. The services range from advice and counselling to care and support in their own homes, in residential or nursing care homes or elsewhere.
Informal carers provide about 70–80% of all the care provided, and small changes in their contribution and commitment could have far-reaching implications for the demand on formal care services. Recent changes in legislation have enhanced support for carers, and supporting them to continue in their caring role is a key new responsibility for social services.
Your local council is required to provide residential care for those individuals assessed as requiring such care and who meet the council's local eligibility criteria. Depending on an individual's needs, this can be in a residential home (that would provide personal care) or a nursing home (that would provide nursing care or nursing care and personal care). Homes can be provided by the local authority itself or through independent providers.
Local councils are also required to charge for the accommodation and personal care they arrange, whether directly provided or arranged with an independent home. The aim is to recover as much of the cost as possible. It is the responsibility of each local council to determine the level of fees it will charge. The fees are based upon a variety of factors, for example:
- the dependency needs of residents;
- location and facilities of the home; and
- the operating costs of the home.
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) was launched in April 2007 and encourages the improvement of social care and social services. It does this by regulating, inspecting and reviewing, and by providing professional advice to Ministers and policy makers. It aims to raise standards, improve quality, promote best practice and inform people about social care.
Visit the CSSIW website (external link).