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Welsh Social Care

24th February 2017

Welsh thoughts from Manchester

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

There’s nothing quite like travelling (across Offa’s Dyke) to sharpen the mind’s focus on domestic (Welsh) issues.I’m writing this from...

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15th February 2017

Motor Neurone Disease and Social Care: Following a Shining Star

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

February in Wales is synonymous with the annual festival of rugby that is the Six-Nations competition. It is a time...

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08th February 2017

Welsh Lessons Through a Lens: the 2015 Flynn Report

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

A strong Welsh legislative and regulatory framework is currently forming, to govern the commissioning, and delivery of social care. However,...

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31st January 2017

Lonely in Llandrindod?

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Wales is often characterised as a friendly country bound together by cohesive communities. It’s an anecdotal stereotype but seems to...

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25th January 2017

Keeping Vulnerable Adults Safe Online – Safer Internet Day

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

The internet has transformed modern life. This is equally true for individuals who receive care in Wales. Many individuals with...

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19th January 2017

New Year, New Welsh Funding for Social Care

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Whilst the care sector in Wales and across the UK already struggles to recruit staff, the rise in the number...

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06th January 2017

Funding Welsh Care

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

Money is tight in Wales as it is in the rest of the UK, and so is the urgency of...

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21st December 2016

The Virtuous Working Circle – Starting With the Individual

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

A major High St retailer recently ran with the tagline that at (name of retailer) "...we start with you." It...

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08th December 2016

Time to Increase Access to Psychological Therapies in Wales?

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

There's a new delivery plan (2016-19), for realising the objectives of the 2012 'Together for Mental Health' strategy for mental...

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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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