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Care and Social Services Inspectorate: 'more collaboration needed'

The organisation resposible for inspecting care services across Wales has announced a shake up in how it makes sure that frail and vulnerable people get the best care.

It includes a promise that inspectors will spend more time listening to the people who actually use the services.

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate has unveiled the plan as part of its annual report. It comes just weeks after the organisation was heavily criticised by the Ombudsman for how it investigated a complaint from the family of a woman who had dementia.

Our Correspondent Carl Edwards reports

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Care firms welcome Social Services Bill

Independent care providers in Wales have given their support to the Welsh Government's plans to reform social services.

Care Forum Wales, which represents more than 500 members, said the legislation could "end the post code lottery that has plagued social care services".

The Bill would give people the ability to opt out of receiving care from their local authority, and choose another provider instead.

A consultation on the proposals begins today

Radical reform of the planning and delivery of services is long overdue and we need to create a culture where the independent sector works in true partnership with public sector bodies

– Mario Kreft, Care Forum Wales

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