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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.

Welsh infants are missing out on free school meals

Kids school mealTo mark National School Meals Week, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised the Welsh Labour Government for refusing to give free school meals to all infants in Wales, despite being given money that would allow it to do so.

Bad start for the Education Workforce Council: Barely half of lecturers know about it, and resentment is growing about 'tax on teaching'

The Education Act of 2014 makes provision for the transformation of the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) into the Education Workforce Council (EWC). All teachers currently registered with the GTCW will be transferred to the EWC.

Remembrance Sunday Road Closures

Temporary road closures in place for a few hours on Remembrance Sunday to allow parades and services to be held

A number of roads across Rhondda Cynon Taf will be closed temporarily on Sunday, November 9, 2014, while Remembrance Sunday services and parades are held.

Patient imprisoned for sustained attack on doctor and nurse

VandA_Nicola Lacey_POA woman who launched an unprovoked attack on A&E staff, whilst under the influence of alcohol has been jailed.

Welsh Lib Dems call for Welsh train rolling stock strategy

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have renewed their calls for a national train rolling stock strategy following a weekend marked by train cancellations and overcrowding on the Welsh network.
Speaking in the Assembly, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister Eluned Parrott AM said:

No answer from Labour on OECD survey

Labour’s First Minister today failed to commit Wales to taking part in an independent OECD survey of the state of the NHS in all four nations of the United Kingdom.

Care homes ‘lack confidence’ in applying Mental Capacity Act, finds review

Review of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in Wales also finds some adult social care teams have 'very limited' knowledge of safeguards

by Andy McNicoll on November 3, 2014 in Adults, Care Work, Deprivation of liberty, Mental Capacity Act