The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act received Royal Assent and became law on 1 May 2014.
It now provides the legal framework for improving the well-being of people who need care and support, and carers who need support, and for transforming social services in Wales.
Why we need the Act?
The White Paper Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action highlighted a number of challenges faced by public services in Wales. These included demographic changes, increased expectations from those who access care and support as well as continuing hard economic realities. The Act aims to address these issues and in doing so will give people greater freedom to decide which services they need while offering consistent, high-quality services across the country.
Want to find out how well you’ve got to grips with the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act? An assessed version of the Introduction and Awareness e-learning module is now available on the Care Council’s newly-launched Learning Zone.
The interactive assessment, which takes around 40 minutes to complete, has been developed by the Care Council in conjunction with the All Wales Academy, Learning Pool and Skills for Justice, accompanies the e-learning module, which is already available on the Hub.
A minimum score of eight out of 10 is required to pass the assessment, and, once successful, learners will be able to print a certificate as proof they’ve Got the Act.