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ADSS Cymru Members' Bulletin ~ October 2020
The Members' Bulletin is an internal news roundup with useful information on events, dates for the diary, opportunities to get involved and sector news of relevance to ADSS Cymru Members.

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In this issue we open registration for our NSCC2020 Conference and offer an overview of the recent changes to the ADSSCymru Business Unit. We also continue to highlight our response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and highlight other key issues impacting on social care.


Get Involved! - Current consultations
Internal News
News from partners
Key dates for members

Internal News
for the National Social Care 2020 Digital Conference

19 Nov 15:00 - 20 Nov 14:00

Our annual national conference will go ahead in November online.

The event will focus on recognising the extraordinary efforts of social workers and care workers who've continued to provide critical care and support throughout the covid pandemic; and on looking ahead to re-stabilising the sector, taking forward positive new practices and working together to build care services fit for the future.

Please book your place now via

Changes to the Business Unit Team

We’d like to update you on some changes to the Business Unit team. At the end of September we said a fond farewell to Jonathan Morgan who stepped down from the role of Business Unit Manager. Jonathan has made a significant contribution to the work of ADSS Cymru since 2017 and we’d like to thank him for his energy, commitment and supportive leadership during this time.  

Sarah Day is now leading the work of the Business Unit and is excited to be taking on the role at such a critical time.   “In the next few months I will be working closely with Karen, Paul, Louise, Rachel and Sian and the rest of the Practice Solutions Team (who deliver the Business Unit function on behalf of ADSS Cymru) to identify how we can continue to support the work of ADSS Cymru to the best of our ability.

In the past few weeks, I have been privileged to have the opportunity to immerse myself in the current work programme and have focussed on building relationships with the Board of Directors, Leadership group, AWASH, AWHoCs and other key stakeholders.  I am excited about the potential ways in which we can build on the great work that is already happening to ensure that ADSS Cymru continue to play a key role in leading and driving improvement in the health and social care sector.   If you would like to discuss further, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Get Involved - current consultations
Consultation on the Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services

We want your views. Welsh Government has issued the draft Statutory Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services and an accompanying guidance document for public consultation which will run for 12 weeks to 14 December.  

The consultation can be found at the following web page:   

The ADSS Cymru Business Unit is collating responses to this consultation. If you would like to submit your views, please respond by 14 December 2020 to Paul Pavia, ADSS Cymru Policy and Research Lead -
Click here to email Paul Pavia, ADSS Cymru Policy and Research Lead (
We also want your views on these consultations :


The ADSS Cymru Business Unit is collating responses. If you would like to submit your views, please respond to Paul Pavia, ADSS Cymru Policy and Research Lead -
Click here to email Paul Pavia, ADSS Cymru Policy and Research Lead (
News from Partners
Beat Flu campaign 2020/21

Public Health Wales have recently launched their Beat Flu campaign, with a range of resources and campaign material available to help get the message out. 
Immunisations are more important than ever during a pandemic, for further information please see the website:
Age Cymru HOPE Project

The HOPE Project are hosting the Advocacy “Big Events” during the weeks beginning 21 October 20 and 2 November 20.
This years “Big Events” will be held virtually via a series of webinars for adult advocacy providers across Wales on the following topics:
  • Findings on blanket decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Peoples/human rights being overridden during the lockdown
  • Mental health impact on staff and clients and their well-being during lockdown
  • Why referrals for advocacy reduced so significantly and the challenges this caused for people
  • Principles for delivering advocacy during COVID-19 and beyond
  • The impact of lockdown on carers and the impact of support services being withdrawn
For further information or to offer suggestions on other topics to include, please contact
Key Dates for Members
National Social Care 2020 Virtual Conference
19 - 20 November 2020 
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