Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Direct Payments and NHS Continuing Health Care #SaveWILG

The following article was taken from the Luke Clements site and was written by Ann James.  *** February 18, 2020  The Deputy Minister’s update statement on the Welsh Independent Living Grant[1] (WILG) is particularly welcome because it acknowledges the risk to the independence,choice and control of disabled people in Wales unless the Welsh Government enables people in …

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Disability News Service: Appeal to hundreds across Wales to seek independent assessments of support needs #SaveWILG

The following article was written by John Pring and appears on the excellent Disability News Service website, which can be accessed by clicking here. *** A disabled campaigner is encouraging hundreds of recipients of support through the Welsh Independent Living Grant (WILG) scheme to consider taking up the government’s offer of an independent re-assessment of …

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BBC Report: Wales disability support cuts: Care to be re-assessed in July #SaveWILG

The following article was written by Paul Martin and published by the BBC. I take no credit for this piece, apart from the contribution of quotes. The article can also be read on the BBC website by clicking here.   Re-assessments of severely disabled people unhappy with their care packages will not begin before July. The …

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Letter to WILG recipients from Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan AM #SaveWILG

All WILG recipients – and their families – should be alerted to the following letter, which explains what happens next in the WILG transition process. This is particularly important for those of us who are unhappy with the level of support we’re receiving from local authorities. I am happy that we have made further progress, …

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Statement on the Welsh Independent Living Grant transition #SaveWILG

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement on February 12th that they were pausing the WILG transition and allowing all WILG recipients to recruit an independent social worker to work alongside clueless local authorities, there has been little obvious progress. There is much going on behind the scenes as the Welsh Government work around the clock to …

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