This National Review comprises of 11 Separate Local Authority Area Inspections. The pilot inspection was conducted in January 2019 and led to the undertaking of a further ten inspections in local authorities in Wales, some of which were completed in 2018–19 and will be published in 2019–20.
Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) and HIW are working together to focus on the experience of older adults as they come into contact with and move through social care services up until the time they may need to enter a care home and we consider the times when people experience, or would benefit from, joint working between local authority services and health board services.
The inspection evaluates the quality of the service within the parameters of the four underpinning principles of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act and considers their application in practice at three levels:
We have and will continue to consider all expectations outlined in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act codes of practice.