£10 million winter social care fund for Welsh councils

Vaughan Gething has announced that an additional £10 million is being made available to local authorities in Wales to assist social services.

The Health and Social Services Secretary made the announcement as he updated Assembly Members on how NHS Wales, local authorities and partners are managing winter pressures across health and care in Wales.

Gething said: “Health and social services in Wales have been under significant pressure this winter, like the rest of the UK. It is testament to the commitment and skill of staff that the vast majority of people continue to receive the care they need in a compassionate, professional and timely manner.

“Social care plays a huge part in delivering care as close to home as possible. I realise it has been under considerable pressure over recent months. In recognition of the demand being experienced, I have decided to provide an additional £10 million to local authorities to enable social services to support people in their homes and communities.”

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