The future of older people’s care in Wales

Next steps for older people’s care: finance, new models of care and the National Dementia Strategy

Morning, Tuesday, 11th July 2017

Central Cardiff


Guest of Honour: Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

This seminar focuses on the future of older people’s care in Wales, including changes to inspection and regulation arrangements, new models of care, challenges for finance and dementia care.

The seminar takes place as the Welsh Government moves forward with plans for Local Health Boards and councils to pool budgets and delivery of health and social services.

It also comes as policymakers and stakeholders plan the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act from April 2018 which includes a new regulation and inspection framework with potentially substantial implications for quality, accountability and patient safety. It also follows the announcement of £35m a year additional funds for social care, an increase in the maximum charge for domiciliary care and plans to raise the capital threshold before which charges are incurred for residential care to rise to £50,000 by 2021.

Delegates will assess priorities for the development and implementation of a national dementia strategy, as the Welsh Government considers its response to its recent consultation, alongside the potential for improved diagnosis, innovation and patient experience within dementia care. Further sessions will consider next steps in the regulation of older people’s care, strategies for moving from acute care to care in the community and options for the future of social care finance.

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OPAAL’s Partnership Development Hub last met on Monday 27th of March 2017.

Our training session was led by Sally Carr, Helpline Adviser, Alzheimer’s Society. Sally explained the work of the helpline and provided an opportunity for Hub members to learn about the kind of calls they receive and what other contacts they can respond to.

Sally was very keen to hear about members’ dementia advocacy services and will disseminate information about these services to colleagues and callers to the helpline.

The slides provided by Sally as handouts at the meeting can be accessed here.



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