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Jayson hailed as a hero at social care Oscars

An inspirational care worker involved in the rehabilitation of people with mental health problems back into the community enjoyed a night in the limelight as one of the “heroes” of the profession.

Nine jobs created through awards to innovative RCT projects

Nine new posts have been created by three Rhondda Cynon Taf social enterprises as the result of awards worth more than £120,000 from a regeneration initiative set up to help communities across the Valleys.

‘Organisations must act now to avoid oldest hackers' trick in the book’ says ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning organisations that they must make sure their websites are protected against one of the most common forms of online attack – known as SQL injection.

New rights to complain about private social services and palliative care services come into force

People in Wales who fund their own social care or receive palliative care will be able to make complaints about those services to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PSOW) under a change to the law coming into force today (Saturday 1 November).

Welsh Cancer Drugs Fund petition accepted

The Welsh Labour Government has today issued a statement announcing changes to the Individual Patient Funding Request process, just minutes before the presentation of a petition demanding a Cancer Treatments Fund, signed by 98,230 people.

Be A Good Neighbour For National Consumer Week

Residents are being urged to join the fight against doorstep crime during National Consumer Week – by protecting themselves – and helping to protect the elderly and the vulnerable from offenders, too.

ESA claimants set for leap ‘from frying-pan into fire’ as Maximus wins WCA contract

The government has sparked fury after appointing a US company with a lengthy record of discrimination, incompetence and alleged fraud to take over delivery of its controversial “fitness for work” tests from the much-criticised Atos Healthcare.

Prosecutions double for abuse or neglect of people who lack capacity

Number of care workers or carers charged with offences under Mental Capacity Act 2005 reached all-time high in 2013-14

by Andy McNicoll on November 5, 2014 in Adult safeguarding, Adults, Care Work, Mental Capacity Act

Eighty percent of low income households are worried about energy bills

This winter, Citizens Advice is offering record levels of support to vulnerable people who are struggling with their energy bills. Thirty eight per cent of people told the charity that, before getting help from the programme, they couldn’t heat their homes enough to be comfortable.

Heed Warnings on Cuts to Children’s Services

Labour cuts should not hit vulnerable children

Plaid Cymru has called on the Labour Government to step up support for young people after a series of critical reports about children’s services.