Social care – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

There have been some welcome reforms to the policy and legal framework for social care in Wales in recent years, but there is a lack of available data about levels of unmet need for adult social care services. Satisfaction levels with the quality of care remain consistent, but evidence of an improvement in outcomes for those receiving care and support is limited. The pandemic has restricted the provision of care and raised serious concerns about the ability to keep people in care homes safe. The human rights of disabled people and older people have been disproportionately affected.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on social care.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 15/09/2020