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Members Bulletin
23rd July 2020
ADSS Cymru & Tier 3 members' bulletin July 2020
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In this issue we highlight our response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and highlight other key issues impacting on social care.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Support for Commissioned Providers

ADSS Cymru is working in partnership with CIW, Social Care Wales, WLGA and Welsh Government to produce a document detailing support for Commissioned Providers. The guidance lists a range of pressures and actions that commissioners may take to address them in dealing with issues arising from the current Covid-19 crisis. This page will continue to be updated as and when necessary.

We are also working with the National Commissioning Board, Welsh Government and others to compile a bulletin drawing together links to the latest updates on guidance for care providers as it has been suggested that there is a need for a consistent source of information. We’re aiming for this to be published on Wednesday. This will also be featured on our website and regularly updated, with emails going out to keep raising awareness.

The bulletin will be featured here: 

Welsh Government / Partner Organisation News


Covid-19 – Stakeholder Engagement 

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on all countries around the world. As well as the health risks; jobs are at risk; public finances are at risk; our vulnerable communities are at risk.

Providing for the recovery from the public health emergency represents the biggest challenge Wales has faced as a Devolved Government. This vital work will impact all areas of Welsh peoples’ lives and will be profoundly important for public services, for the economy and society.

Welsh Government are issuing an invitation to people in Wales to share their thoughts on how they should support future post-Covid recovery and reconstruction in Wales.

The dedicated email address is
Members are asked to share their thoughts on how Welsh Government can shape future Wales, what really matters and about where the focus on efforts for recovery should be focused.

Closing date: 31st July 2020


BASW Cymru Social Workers Working Conditions and Wellbeing Toolkit 

BASW Cymru is pleased to announce that they will be piloting the Social Workers Working Conditions and Wellbeing Toolkit in the Swansea Council Child and Family Services. Discussions are already underway to extend the pilot to include their adult services workforce too.

For further details please follow this link:


Supporting your health and well-being

It's more important now than ever during these difficult and challenging times, to look after your own health and well-being. Social Care Wales have devised a range of resources that members may find useful: 

Health and well-being information and advice
On our Covid-19 health and well-being page, you'll find information and advice about a range of topics, including support for those feeling anxious and overwhelmed. 

Poster to support your well-being
This at-a-glance guide provides links to organisations you can contact if you need support with your health and well-being.

Covid-19 workforce risk assessment tool
The Welsh Government has launched a Covid-19 workforce risk assessment tool for those working in health and social care to help you find out if you're at risk of developing more serious symptoms from the virus and what you can do to stay safe.
What's on the Horizon?
A view of current consultations, Inquiries and current Business in Welsh Parliament / Uk Parliament
All current consultations have been paused in light of the current Covid-19 crisis. For further information on any outstanding consultations, please contact Paul Pavia.
Click here to email Paul Pavia, ADSS Cymru Policy and Research Lead (
Key Dates for Members

NSCC2020 Conference *Cancelled*

09 & 10 September 2020
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
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