Care and support
Housing associations provide a wide range of services to people who need care and support in Wales. This includes regulated social care services, such as care homes. They also provide accessible accommodation that is an alternative to formal care settings as people’s needs change, and aims to promote independence for as long as possible, such as extra care and sheltered housing.
Pressures on adult social care services are well known. Through our work on care and support, we work in partnership with government, commissioners and provider partners to try and address the significant challenges facing the social care sector in Wales, and to champion the contribution of housing associations as not-for-profit, social value providers of care and support.
How we develop this area of work
Our care and support member community is the primary space for identifying member priorities, and we used focussed task and finish groups to develop our policy positions. We work in partnership with provider and commissioner representatives through the National Provider Forum and the National Commissioning Board.
We work in partnership with provider and commissioner representatives through the National Provider Forum and the National Commissioning Board. We are also members of various Welsh Government working groups to support policy development, including the Covid-19 Social Care Funding Reference Group.
Our current priorities on behalf of housing associations are:
Fair, sustainable funding for the social care sector
Improvements to commissioning policy and practice.
Key publications and resources
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