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Welsh Social Care

02nd December 2016

Mind the Gap – Community Provision, Coffee Shops and Person Centred Support

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014, mandates local authorities in Wales and their contracted care providers to deliver...

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25th November 2016

Missing Medical Opportunities and Person-Centred Limits?

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Social care has been moving inexorably over past decades, from a heavily medicalised model with an emphasis upon disease and...

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21st November 2016

Leadership and Well-being in Wales

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Leadership is about taking services forward, improving standards, promoting best-practice and inspiring others. Leadership is the final theme in the...

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13th November 2016

Mapping Care and Support – New Welsh Inspection Framework

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, (SSWA), 2014, established a clear direction of travel for social care which is...

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07th November 2016

First-person Transformation: Well-being and The New Inspection Arrangements In Wales

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

  The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014, will in the words of the CSSIW (which enforces compliance) "transform the...

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01st November 2016

New (Interim) Inspection Methodology: Distinctively Welsh

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Wales is currently going through a period of upheaval regarding service regulation, and a fundamental shift in the underlying philosophy...

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23rd October 2016

Person-Centred Care and Reflective Practice

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Achieving truly person-centred care and support is a central objective of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014. Conversely,...

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15th October 2016

New Inspection Arrangements for Wales

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

  The old saying about buses, "you wait ages and then two turn up together" certainly appears true of care legislation...

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11th October 2016

Flu Fighters Wales

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

  It's 'the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', when the leaves turn russet and copper and the once roaring golden...

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09th September 2016

‘Deemed Consent’ and Organ Donation in Wales: Implications for Service Users

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

I’ve written before about the principle of ‘informed-consent’ which governs the provision of health and social care in the UK....

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