The National Assembly for Wales has opened a new consultation into the impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to carers in Wales.
The consultation from the
Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is calling for evidence
1. The impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act
2014 on carers of all ages in Wales, including:
- Assessments of need;
- Provision of support, including respite care;
- Provision of information, advice and assistance;
- Information collected by local authorities and Local Health
Boards on carers and their needs.
2. To consider broader Welsh Government policy on carers.
The inquiry will consider the following issues in relation to
carers of all ages:
- The number of carers' assessments undertaken in Wales and how
this has changed as a result of the Social Services and Wellbeing
(Wales) Act 2014 and whether there is variation between local
- The number of carers receiving support following a local
authority assessment, including respite care, how this has changed
since the Act came into force, and whether there is variation
between local authorities;
- The extent to which local authorities are fulfilling their
duties under the Act to provide information, advice and assistance
- Whether local authorities and Local Health Boards have
sufficient information on the number and needs of carers in their
- Other changes since the Act came into force which may impact on
carers, for example changes to the services provided to people who
are cared for;
- Broader Welsh Government policy on carers and how it should be
The deadline for responses is 20 September
2018. Please send your views to: SeneddHealth@assembly.wales.