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. Levels of satisfaction with the quality of care remain consistent, but evidence of improved outcomes for those receiving care is limited. The coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 30/09/2021