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Social care reform in Wales, goodbye to all that, enter the brave new world

March 2016

On April 6th 2016 Wales will implement its own comprehensive legislation in social care.

These regulations provide for the repeal on April 6th of rafts of UK secondary legislation as it applies to Wales.

This is done in preparation for the implementation of the Social Services & Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014  (the Wales Act) which will commence in major respects on 6th April 2016.

The Welsh Assembly did not gain full competence to pass a social services Act until after the 2011 referendum which led to the implementation of Part 4 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 on 5th May 2011. The Wales Act represents the Assembly's response to the Law Commission report on the reform of care law "Adult Social Care" (Law Commission 326) published on 10th May 2011.

The English response to the Law commission report, the Care Act 2014 was implemented on 1st April 2015.

Whilst there are many similarities between the two Acts, a major difference between the Welsh and English Acts is that the Wales Act incorporates the reform of social services delivery to children.

The Wales Act is supported by a substantial number of new statutory instruments. The following list is taken from www.legislation.gov.uk and is copyright HMG with all rights reserved and reproduced here under the open government licence.

The Care and   Support (Business Failure) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1920 (W. 286)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Methiant Busnes) (Cymru)   2015

The Care and   Support (Provision of Health Services) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1919 (W. 285)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Darparu Gwasanaethau   Iechyd) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Financial Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1844 (W. 272)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Asesiad Ariannol) (Cymru)   2015

The Care and   Support (Charging) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1843 (W. 271)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Gosod Ffioedd) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Review of Charging Decisions and Determinations) (Wales) Regulations   2015

2015 No.   1842 (W. 270)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Adolygu Penderfyniadau a   Dyfarniadau Gosod Ffi) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Deferred Payment) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1841 (W. 269)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Taliadau Gohiriedig)   (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Choice of Accommodation) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1840 (W. 268)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Dewis o Lety) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Direct Payments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1815 (W. 260)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Taliadau Uniongyrchol)   (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Eligibility) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1578 (W. 187)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Cymhwystra) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) (Wales) Regulations   2015

2015 No.   1499 (W. 171)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Preswylfa Arferol) (Llety   Penodedig) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Partnership Arrangements for Population Assessments) (Wales)   Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1495 (W. 167)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Trefniadau Partneriaeth ar   gyfer Asesiadau Poblogaeth) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Disputes about Ordinary Residence, etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1494 (W. 166)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Anghydfodau ynghylch   Preswylfa Arferol, etc.) (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Population Assessments) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1367 (W. 135)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Asesiadau Poblogaeth)   (Cymru) 2015

The Care and   Support (Care Planning) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1335 (W. 126)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Cynllunio Gofal) (Cymru)   2015

The Care and   Support (Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2015

2015 No.   1305 (W. 111)

Wales Statutory Instruments

Rheoliadau Gofal a Chymorth (Asesu) (Cymru) 2015

 

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