Social services in Wales have been so fragmented by local government reorganisation that the Welsh assembly may fin...
Social services in Wales have been so fragmented by local government reorganisation that the Welsh assembly may find it virtually impossible to develop coherent strategies, it is claimed, the Western Mail reports (p11).
Disability Wales says increasing the number of unitary authorities from eight to 22 has widened inequality in services as well as destroying vital information and joint working networks.
Barnardo's and umbrella group Children in Wales said negotiating funding with 22 bodies was more time-consuming and complex, and specialist expertise within social services had been lost.
Children in Wales called for the Welsh Office to fund research into the impact of local government reorganisation.