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Nic Bowler

Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Dr Nicholas Bowler is a researcher and consultant to government-level [Welsh Government Review of Secure Services, 2009] – specialising in QA/compliance focused projects. He has interests in clinically relevant training, service development and research. He enjoys working with clients to support them in identifying problems and initiating projects to improve practice.

Posts by Nic Bowler:

14th November 2015

The UK Redemption: Prisoners benefit from New Care and Well-being Legislation in England and Wales

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Shawshank? “Squalid, dark with less and less facilities due to overcrowding,” said the BBC Radio 4 news on 10th November, 2015....

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05th November 2015

Prisoners and New Statutory Duties of Local Authorities in England and Wales

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The move towards incorporating prisoners within new social care legislation administered by local authorities (LA’s) (The Care Act, 2014. The...

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29th October 2015

A Room With a View

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

New Horizons for Prisoners Hidden away in Part 11 of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act (SSWA), is another ‘game-changing’...

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26th October 2015

5 Things you need to know about the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

This article summarises key-features of the Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales), 2014 (SSWA). It reviews the scale, scope, focus,...

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15th October 2015

MIND THE GAP! Developing New Practice in response to The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The Social Services and Well-being Act (SSWA) represents a 'step-change' in the legislation surrounding the DELIVERY of Social Care in Wales....

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08th October 2015

Assessment and Goal Setting Under The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The Challenge "Be a shade braver!" said my last blog...a reference to the primacy of the person-centred focus and increased therapeutic...

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02nd October 2015

Person-Centredness and the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 The SSWA represents a step-change in our approach to health and social care. In...

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23rd September 2015

Dementia Care: The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The Challenges of Dementia In my last blog, I considered the cost to society of caring for our older citizens...

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17th September 2015

The Challenges of Dementia Service Provision in Wales

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Welfare Provision and Older Adults The UK welfare-burden, in respect of long term support (LTS) for older adults with cognitive impairment, is...

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