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Inquiry into Residential Care for Older People - consultation on terms of reference

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Health and Social Care Committee consulted on the terms of reference for its inquiry into residential care for older people.

Suggested terms of reference

To examine the provision of residential care in Wales and the ways in which it can meet the current and future needs of older people, including:

  • the process by which older people enter residential care and the availability and accessibility of alternative services;
  • the capacity of the residential care sector to meet the demand for services from older people in terms of staffing resources and the number of places and facilities;
  • the quality of residential care services and the experiences of service users and their families; the effectiveness of services at meeting the diversity of need amongst older people; and the management of care home closures;
  • the effectiveness of the regulation and inspection arrangements for residential care, including the scope for increased scrutiny of service providers’ financial viability;
  • new and emerging models of care provision;
  • the balance of public and independent sector provision, and alternative funding and ownership models, such as those offered by the cooperative and mutual sector.


The consultation has now closed.

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