Legislation and Policy
We have a history of engaging with, creating and influencing policy change. Our work supporting both ADSS Cymru, the Wales Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum and across health and social care involes putting the indivudal front and centre of policy and legislation change.
Changes in legislation often occur at a time when resources are scarce require a lot of planning and training as well as a change in culture. For example, the introduction of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (2014) and Regulation and Inspection (Wales) Act (2016) brought about a shift away from over-reliance on the statutory services towards a more preventative approach.
It was about being more proactive in supporting communities to be more resilient, and for citizens to be more responsible and more in control of the information and services they require to meet their care and support needs. Local authorities and service providers needed to get smarter about how they deliver services and what services they deliver.
As a result, we developed an Assessment Toolkit to assist local authorities and their partners in correctly assessing their progress in implementing the Social Services and Well-being Act and putting the service user at the heart of service planning.
We also recently worked with a Regional Partnership Board to provide support to raise awareness and facilitate regional activities to deliver the requirements of the Social Care Wales Care at Home Strategy and the Regulation and Inspection Act 2016 across their region.