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ADSS Cymru Members' Bulletin ~15 January 2021
Our first Members' Bulletin of 2021 contains information on opportunities to get involved and important sector news of relevance to ADSS Cymru Members.

If you'd like to submit an item for subsequent bulletins, please email



Internal News

Our Engagement in 2021

As detailed in our previous newsletter, the ADSS Cymru business unit will be resuming its periodic external newsletters in 2021 to our stakeholders across the social care sector – reporting on the progress of the ADSS Cymru membership, and those of our closest partners. We will be in contact with you to let you know of upcoming dates to submit information for our newsletters.

We will also be publishing further editions of the In the Director’s Chair blog series and podcasts, exploring topics that have a big impact on the delivery of social care in Wales. If you feel there is a particular topic you’d like to see covered, or if you would like to contribute to this work, do let us know.
Get Involved - current consultations

Please submit your views on the following consultations

Responding to consultations ensures that ADSS Cymru is able to voice its knowledge and expertise in key areas of social care legislation and policy. Your views matter.

All responses should be submitted to Paul Pavia, ADSS Cymru Policy Lead -

Welsh Gov | Carers' national plan for Wales:
Closing date 20 January 2021

Welsh Gov | Strategy for an ageing society: age friendly Wales:
Closing date 15 March 2021

Welsh Gov | Draft Children's Rights Scheme:
Closing date 26 March 2021

Equality and Human Rights Commission | Inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care workplaces:

Social Care Futures White Paper This is a note at this stage, for members reference. 
Closing date 06 April 2021
Click here to email Paul Pavia, ADSS Cymru Policy and Research Lead (
News from Partners
In addition to the partnership bulletin specific to care provision, which is sent out weekly by ADSS Cymru, the Welsh Government issues a weekly COVID-19 bulletin with all the broader news, guidance, advice and assets for sharing on your channels.

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National Vaccines Strategy

Public Health Wales and Welsh Government have this week set out the National Vaccines Strategy in relation to the current pandemic. The national strategy builds upon the plans already in place within each of the seven Health Boards and provides more detail about the programme.

It is intended to set out Wales’ path for the coming months as the numbers of those being vaccinated ramp up significantly.

The full report can be seen here:

Professional Support Service

BASW continue to offer their Professional Support Service, which has recently received further funding to operate for another year. This is a free coaching and mentoring service to support the wellbeing of all our members. 

The Power of Parent Advocacy
Online Launch – 28.01.2021 between 12-1pm

NYAS Cymru are delighted to invite members to attend the launch of a Pan Gwent Parent Advocacy Programme that is funded by Welsh Government. The focus is to support parents to engage with social services through the provision of independent professional advocacy, with the intention of reducing numbers of children entering the care system in Wales.

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, MS, Julie Morgan will be the guest speaker for this event.

To book your place, please follow this link:

Funded by The Welsh Government, The Fostering Network in Wales has published Could I foster? – your chance to make a real difference to children in Wales.

This free online guide on how to become a foster carer has an additional focus on encouraging more people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to come forward. It also features a section on fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to encourage carers, existing and new, to support these young people.
Copies can be downloaded from the links below

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