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    Policy lead: Gwen Carrington (Isle of Anglesey)

    The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act requires a considerable shift in practice, giving people a real voice and moving away from asking ‘What can we do for you?’ to asking ‘Can you help me understand what will make a difference to your life?’ There will still be an eligibility framework for local authority services. However, the requirement that ‘information, advice and assistance’ features prior to formal assessment means that eligibility criteria should no longer be used simply to say ‘no’ to people, but rather as means to finding out what will make a difference to people’s lives. That has a resonance with prudent health care and the developing model of prudent social care.

    Priorities:

    • Ensuring accountability for services that deliver the best outcomes for users and carers
    • Delivering outcomes that maintain and enhance well-being, aid recovery and support independence
    • Promoting workforce integration
    • Increasing workforce flexibility
    • Ensuring a competent lead workforce
    • Implementing evidence-based practice
    • Recognising the need for good data sharing and provision of timely accurate information to service users and carers
    Last updated 24/01/17
    Elected Officer
    Contact Details
    Alison Atkinson
    Regional Business Manager - Workforce

    Denbighshire County Council
    Denbighshire County Council
    Telephone: 01824 706154
    Gwen Carrington

    Telephone: 01443 742641
    Gabe Conlon

    Telephone: 01443 742641
    Val Connors
    Associate

    Practice Solutions Ltd
    Practice Solutions Ltd
    Telephone: 01443 742641
    Susan Cooper
    Vice President
    Corporate Director of Wellbeing
    Bridgend County Borough Council
    Bridgend County Borough Council
    Sunnyside
    BRIDGEND
    CF31 4AR
    Telephone: 01656 642251
    Sian Crinion-Jones
    Workforce Development Manager

    Vale of Glamorgan Council
    Vale of Glamorgan Council
    Telephone: 01446 704715
    Jane Haile
    Workforce Training Manager

    Caerphilly County Borough Council
    Caerphilly County Borough Council
    Telephone: 01495 232820
    Giovanni Isingrini
    Chair of Cwm Taf Regional Collaborative Committee
    Group Director of Community & Children Services
    Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
    Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
    The Pavilions
    Cambrian Park
    Clydach Vale
    TONYPANDY
    CF40 2XX
    Telephone: 01443 424141
    Hywel Jones
    Principal Officer

    Swansea County Council
    Swansea County Council
    Telephone: 01792 543890
    Liz Majer

    Telephone: 01443 742641
    Jonathan Morgan
    Associate

    Practice Solutions Ltd
    Practice Solutions Ltd
    Telephone: 01443 742641
    Gillian Paul
    Workforce Training Manager

    Gwynedd County Council
    Gwynedd County Council
    Telephone: 01286 679026
    Patricia Smith
    Workforce Development Manager

    Ceredigion County Council
    Ceredigion County Council
    Telephone: 01545 574009
    Ellis Williams

    Telephone: 01443 742641
    Tony Young
    Honorary Treasurer
    Statutory Director of Social Services
    Cardiff Council
    Cardiff Council
    County Hall
    Atlantic Wharf
    CARDIFF
    CF10 4UW
    Telephone: 02920 873803