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Your experience of Direct Payments wanted

In the next issue of WCB's magazine Roundup we will be looking at the system of Direct Payments, where local authorities pay individuals directly in order for them to purchase their own care.

We would like to hear about your experiences of claiming direct payments in Wales: was it straightforward, what problems did you encounter? Are you aware of the system and if you receive the payments, how have they helped you? Please send any comments and stories to us at WCB by 30th April.

Have your say on the future of health and social care in Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething is calling on people in Wales to have their say on the future of health and social care, as part of a major review into this important topic.

The review group, which has been asked to report by Christmas 2017, has set up a website, where you can read more about their work. Now they are asking the public to give their honest and frank opinions on the health and care services in Wales. There are ten questions for the public to answer, such as:

You can give your responses here.

Wales Council for Deaf People and Wales Council of the Blind: 5 Star Awards

Are you a person with sensory loss who has experienced good practice from a health service in Wales? If so, the two umbrella organisations for sensory loss in Wales want to hear from you! The five star awards will recognise the healthcare workers and departments who are delivering excellent support and care for people with hearing loss and sight loss. These positive examples will enable us to highlight good practice and, in turn, encourage other practitioners to improve their own service delivery.

To find out more about the awards, click here. The deadline for all nominations is Friday 7th April 2017.

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