The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry on carers with a focus on the impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (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:
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 16/07/2018
Decision due: Meeting Date by Health, Social Care and Sport Committee