Workshop: A Year On from the Social Services and Well-Being Act. Taking place Wednesday 5th April 10:00- 15:30
Wales is trying out new approaches to social services. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into force in 2016, changing the way social services are delivered and consulted on across the country. But how is it working, so far? Is it making a difference, for service users? Are people working in relevant services clear about its aims, and how to achieve them? How do these new expectations relate to how things used to get done? Have the reforms been affected by austerity, Brexit and other recent political and economic events?
The aim of this event is to shed light on how these new approaches are working so far, from as many perspectives as possible - and to get as full a picture as possible of the state of play with social services policy in Wales. It will involve short presentations and a good deal of dialogue. It will bring together service-users, third-sector personnel, policymakers and researchers, in a spirit of open conversation - of which we hope this will be just the first instalment.
The workshop is funded by the Social Policy Association, and co-hosted by Dr Gideon Calder, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, and Dr Dave Sayers of Sheffield Hallam University.
For further information visit: https://tinyurl.com/wellbeingwales
Presentations and Information from the Workshop
- Overview of Social Care R&D - Dr Dan Venables
- Speeding Up or Reaching Out - Dr Dave Sayers
- See also Dr Sayers' co-authored research article 'Speeding up or Reaching out? Efficiency and Unmet Need as Policy Priorities in Wales' https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.15005.say
- Stephen McMillan - Head of Regional Engagement and Workforce Readiness
- The Art in Practice - Dr Gideon Calder
- The workshop participation session can also be viewed here: padlet.com/dave_sayers/vsyycmkia2rv
- Tuesday 11 April 2017 10.00 GMT
- Wednesday 26 April 2017 09.03 GMT
- Dean Richards