Care Council funding agreed in Wales
The Welsh Government has confirmed funding of over £10 million for the Care Council for Wales for 2013-14 to regulate the social care workforce and ensuring workers receive appropriate training and qualifications.
The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas, set out her requirements in a letter to the Care Council setting out priorities and the budget available to deliver its activities.
The Care Council has a key role in the transformation of social services and delivering sustainable services and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.
The Council will now complete its 2013-14 business plan taking into account the Deputy Minister's requests.
Gwenda Thomas said:
"The Council's work to set standards is part of the fabric of social services and social care in Wales, providing the framework for a professional, well qualified workforce.
"As we move on with our programme for change in social services, we will need to reinforce the value of the workforce. A stable, well trained and qualified workforce with professional roles at its heart is central to our ongoing success. The Care Council will continue to be a central partner in this work.”