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Consultation

Impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to Carers

Purpose of the consultation

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee would welcome your views on the impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to Carers.

Terms of reference:

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is calling for evidence in relation to;

  • The impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 on carers of all ages in Wales, including;
    • Assessments of need;
    • Provision of support, including respite care;
    • Provision of information, advice and assistance;
    • Information collected by local authorities and Local Health Boards on carers and their needs.
  • To consider broader Welsh Government policy on carers.

 

The inquiry will consider the following issues in relation to carers of all ages:

·         The number of carers’ assessments undertaken in Wales and how this has changed as a result of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and whether there is variation between local authorities;

·         The number of carers receiving support following a local authority assessment, including respite care, how this has changed since the Act came into force, and whether there is variation between local authorities;

·         The extent to which local authorities are fulfilling their duties under the Act to provide information, advice and assistance to carers;

·         Whether local authorities and Local Health Boards have sufficient information on the number and needs of carers in their areas;

·         Other changes since the Act came into force which may impact on carers, for example changes to the services provided to people who are cared for;

·         Broader Welsh Government policy on carers and how it should be developed.

The deadline for responses is 20 September 2018. Please send your views to: SeneddHealth@assembly.wales

Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Pierhead Street
Cardiff
CF99 1NA

Email: SeneddHealth@Assembly.Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565

 

 

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