Cameron downgrades minister for disabled people

The new government has downgraded the importance of the role of the minister for disabled people, just days after winning the general election. The ministerial post had previously been a junior ministerial role until the October 2013 appointment of Mike Penning, who became a minister of state. At the time, Penning said: “Making this a […]

Written Statement – Launch of the second consultation in relation to the implementation of Parts 5, 6, 9 and 10 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the beginning of the laying process for Regulations under the first tranche.

Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 1 May 2014. The Act forms the basis for a new statutory framework for social care in Wales. The regulations, codes of practice and statutory guidance have been developed in two tranches, through a consultative […]

South Wales Police launch 'Keep Safe Cymru' card

If you are a disabled person and living in the South Wales area,  you should consider getting a ‘Keep Safe Cymru’ card. The cards hold basic information about the individual such as how they communicate, any health issues that officers need to be aware of, and emergency contacts such as parents or carers. Holders will […]

Consultation: Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020

This twelve week consultation seeks views on what should be the Welsh Government’s Equality Objectives to be included in its Strategic Equality Plan 2012-16. They will be running workshops in their offices across Wales during the consultation  period.  Dates and venues are listed below.  If you would like to attend please get in touch by visiting […]

Introduction to European Funding Opportunities organised by WCVA

WCVA invites you to ‘save the date’ for their information and support events that will be introducing and explaining upcoming European funding opportunities.   Events will be running across the West Wales and the Valleys region and will comprise of a morning of presentations and Q&A opportunities, with the opportunity to stay on into the afternoon […]

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