Changes part of act

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS -

I WOULD like to com­ment on the com­ments of the new non-po­lit­i­cal party in con­trol of Llanelli Town Coun­cil as re­ported in Llanelli Star of June 19.

The changes which they say the town coun­cil pro­pose to bring in are not by choice of the town coun­cil.

Th­ese changes are Manda­tory un­der the New So­cial Ser­vices and Well Be­ing (Wales) Act 2014.

This act states that ev­ery­one in Wales has a right to well be­ing the lo­cal coun­cils have a manda­tory duty to fol­low this act which is an in­de­pen­dent voice and cham­pion for peo­ple across Wales.

The Com­mis­sioner for Older Peo­ple in Wales has pro­duced a Book­let for Older Peo­ple In Wales ex­plain­ing the So­cial Ser­vices and Well Be­ing Act and what town coun­cils must do and how the com­mu­nity must have the op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved in th­ese de­ci­sions.

Dorothy McDon­ald DON/RGN Diploma in Geron­tol­ogy Lon­don Univer­sity

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