The Welsh Government has published a summary of responses to the consultation on proposed changes to primary legislation relating to social care and continuing healthcare.
The proposed changes focus on four areas:
- eliminating profit from the care of children looked after
- introducing direct payments for adults who are eligible for Continuing NHS Healthcare
- extending mandatory reporting of children and adults at risk
- amendments to regulation of service providers, responsible individuals, and the social care workforce (including extending the definition of ‘social care worker’ to include childcare and play workers).
The consultation, which took place from August to November 2022, received 200 responses from a range of individuals and organisations, including Play Wales.
In a written statement, the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan MS said:
‘The matters raised through this consultation exercise will inform further development of our policy and legislation in relation to the areas covered, and we will continue to engage with our delivery partners and others who seek to improve social care and continuing health care in Wales.’