Last year the Welsh government ruled that unless a carer is only visiting someone to check their general wellbeing or to give medication, care visits must be at least 30 minutes long.
Previously in Wales care visits were as brief as 15 minutes – not nearly long enough for carers to give people the help they need.
This ruling was partly due to pressure from the Social Care and Wellbeing Alliance Wales forum, currently chaired by Leonard Cheshire Disability. We could not have done this without your support, through sharing your stories and campaigning. Your support really does make a difference.
Lee has complex learning difficulties. For years, social care enabled him to get out of his house, go to college and enjoy community activities. But his care has recently been cut from five days to three.
Lee and his parents complained to his local authority. But there’s no independent appeals process.
‘This makes me angry, it’s unfair we don’t have the right to give our point of view.’
By supporting our campaigns, you will help people like Lee to get the support they need.
‘I’ll have to stay home a lot, which makes me feel really down.
‘I’m worried I won’t be able to pursue my big passion – acting. I want to be taking centre stage, not stuck in my living room.’