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ADSS Cymru Members' Bulletin ~ September 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 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

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 (
Internal News
for the National Social Care 2020 Digital Conference

19 Nov 15:00 - 20 Nov 14:00

We are excited to announce that our annual national conference will go ahead 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.
News from Partners


Webinar: Thursday 1 October 2020, 10-11.30am

Join the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales on the International Day of Older Persons to examine the ways we can work together to take forward the required action identified in her recently published report –  ‘Leave no-one behind’ – and ensure an age-friendly recovery from Covid-19.  

or call 03442 640670.

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

SCIE Webinars 

SCIE have a range of interesting webinars coming up that may be useful to our members. These include:
  • Social care PAs – the forgotten home care service during COVID-19 (28 September)
  • Digital innovations in care leavers’ services (30 September)
  • Beyond COVID-19 - What’s next in adult social care transformation? (07 October)
For further details and to register for the webinar, please follow this link:
Key Dates for Members
National Social Care 2020 Virtual Conference
19 - 20 November 2020

Registration details to follow soon.
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