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Impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to Carers

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The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry on carers with a focus on the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. 

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, which came into force in April 2016, strengthened social services support for carers, including providing rights to assessment and support for eligible needs. The Act defined a carer as “a person who provides, or intends to provide care for an adult or disabled child”.  Local authorities also have a duty to provide information, advice and assistance.  In addition, the Act requires local authorities and Local Health Boards to undertake assessments of the care and support needs of their populations, including carers who need support. 

The terms of reference for the Committee’s inquiry are:

  • To assess the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (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.

 

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 16/07/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

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