‘Quiet tide’ or Revolution?
The Social Services & Well-being (Wales)Bill

 www.wcva.org.uk  0800 2888 329  help@wcva.or...
• The Bill – where it’s got to
• What are the game changers? what do we want to achieve

• Opportunities – where can we ac...
‘With this bill, I am legislating for a clear, new
direction for social care in Wales.
In order to improve outcomes for pe...
Wellbeing
Statement
• http://imatterwales.org.uk/
Young views
• The UN Convention on the Rights of the
Child
• Children’s Rights Measure
• ‘Looked after’ children and young...
The Bill
• Introduced January 2013
• Stage 1 – general principles approved
• Stage 2 - timetabled Government
amendments wi...
Work to get
here
• Independent Commission
• Sustainable Social Services: a
Framework for Action
• Partnership Forum
• Soci...
Key
Statements
• Advocacy – additional duty for LAs
• Assessment & eligibility – focus on
advice, assistance & prevention ...
Wellbeing
Statement
• http://imatterwales.org.uk/
Wellbeing
Statement
Entitled to and responsibility for • You can have a say about things that happen.
• You get support to...
Opportunities
Citizen Panel
National Outcomes Framework
‘Deflect’ from acute
Integration of Health & Social Care bette...
Co-producing
Investing in community WHOLE capacity and
community INITIATIVE:
person led
service user led
community led
mix...
Engagement
Participation Cymru - National Principles
for Public Engagement in Wales
Making the Connections
Community Vo...
Engaging
children
• Children are not mini adults!
• They have varied needs and aspirations
• Avoid the 7 main pitfalls
• N...
Early
Intervention
WCVA’s Wales Wellbeing Bond
£millions to redesign or create new third sector
public services at the na...
New ways of
working
Empowering users and carers
Develop skills in outcome based
assessment, planning and review with
use...
Alternative
Models
Database of service providers
Intelligent commissioning
Develop model of citizen-directed support
– ...
Scrutiny
Develop formal scrutiny – beginning to
work with Centre for Public Scrutiny
Inspection and Regulation White Pap...
Opportunities

Are we missing any tricks to
maximise these revolutionary
times?
What else?

Who & what can help?
Contact details:
Constance Adams
Senior Policy Officer,
WCVA
cadams@wcva.org.uk
07545513543

Catriona Williams
Chief Exe...
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The Social Services and Wellbeing Bill heralds a quiet tide of innovation

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The Social Services and Wellbeing Bill heralds a quiet tide of innovation

  1. 1. ‘Quiet tide’ or Revolution? The Social Services & Well-being (Wales)Bill  www.wcva.org.uk  0800 2888 329  help@wcva.org.uk
  2. 2. • The Bill – where it’s got to • What are the game changers? what do we want to achieve • Opportunities – where can we achieve together?
  3. 3. ‘With this bill, I am legislating for a clear, new direction for social care in Wales. In order to improve outcomes for people and develop the sustainability of the sector, major changes need to be made to the legislative framework for social services. We need to work with our partners to ensure people’s well-being is at the heart of the services we deliver.’
  4. 4. Wellbeing Statement • http://imatterwales.org.uk/
  5. 5. Young views • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child • Children’s Rights Measure • ‘Looked after’ children and young people involved in first model of a national outcomes framework’
  6. 6. The Bill • Introduced January 2013 • Stage 1 – general principles approved • Stage 2 - timetabled Government amendments with detailed consideration by committee & AMs opportunity to vote • http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/ieLi stDocuments.aspx?CId=227&MID=1771
  7. 7. Work to get here • Independent Commission • Sustainable Social Services: a Framework for Action • Partnership Forum • Social Services Leadership Group • Alliance of Alliances/ CDS Ref Group
  8. 8. Key Statements • Advocacy – additional duty for LAs • Assessment & eligibility – focus on advice, assistance & prevention in community to enhance wellbeing • Prevention & early intervention – people at the centre; duty on LAs to provide a range of preventative services
  9. 9. Wellbeing Statement • http://imatterwales.org.uk/
  10. 10. Wellbeing Statement Entitled to and responsibility for • You can have a say about things that happen. • You get support to have a job if you can work. • You feel safe. • You can meet people and do things you enjoy. • You have enough money to live on. • You get support to do things on your own.
  11. 11. Opportunities Citizen Panel National Outcomes Framework ‘Deflect’ from acute Integration of Health & Social Care better outcomes for the person Locality networks & role of GPs Dewis public portal
  12. 12. Co-producing Investing in community WHOLE capacity and community INITIATIVE: person led service user led community led mixed vol and staff Integrated services direct payments co-production enablers self help consortia co-operatives social enterprises community owned/led assets
  13. 13. Engagement Participation Cymru - National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales Making the Connections Community Voice projects
  14. 14. Engaging children • Children are not mini adults! • They have varied needs and aspirations • Avoid the 7 main pitfalls • National Children’s Participation Standards
  15. 15. Early Intervention WCVA’s Wales Wellbeing Bond £millions to redesign or create new third sector public services at the national, regional or local authority level Collaboratives/service packages Enterprising Communities and Making the Connections
  16. 16. New ways of working Empowering users and carers Develop skills in outcome based assessment, planning and review with users and carers Needs assessments Effective multi disciplinary work Developing community resources
  17. 17. Alternative Models Database of service providers Intelligent commissioning Develop model of citizen-directed support – creative, innovative, responsive services  greater range of services run by citizens/service users/carers- social enterprises & new sources of funding
  18. 18. Scrutiny Develop formal scrutiny – beginning to work with Centre for Public Scrutiny Inspection and Regulation White Paper Develop and support models of citizen scrutiny Third sector engagement of citizen voice
  19. 19. Opportunities Are we missing any tricks to maximise these revolutionary times? What else? Who & what can help?
  20. 20. Contact details: Constance Adams Senior Policy Officer, WCVA cadams@wcva.org.uk 07545513543 Catriona Williams Chief Executive Children in Wales Catriona.williams @childreninwales.org.uk  02920342434

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