Wales: first step towards creating a national care service

18 March 2022

The establishment of an expert group to support the creation of a National Care Service for Wales has been announced.

The Welsh Government’s cooperation agreement with Plaid Cymru, published last year, sets out a shared ambition to create a National Care Service. It also committed to setting up an expert group.

The expert group intends to provide recommendations by April, and to develop an implementation plan by the end of 2023.

Members come from a range of backgrounds including academics, and those with experience of running social care services and local government.

Designated member Cefin Campbell MS said: ‘Creating a new National Care Service, which is free at the point of need, will be a historic step forward in caring for some of the most vulnerable in our society.’

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