Care Inspectorate Wales Annual Report 2022/23
Care Inspectorate Wales have published their Chief Inspector's Annual Report 2022-23. In it the Chief Inspector highlights four themes:
- The number of people needing care and support has continued to increase which in turn is creating unsustainable pressure on social care services. She notes that there are long waiting lists for assessments, increasing levels of complexity of need and reported shortages of capacity in homecare.
- The workforce continues to tirelessly improve outcomes for people but recruitment and retention in social care and childcare and play remains at crisis point.
- There is a lack of suitable placements for children who are looked after.
- We see lots of positive practice across Wales.