Two weeks to go until major changes to Wales’ social services

From April 6, people will have a greater say about how social services assess and deliver their care and support when a landmark new Welsh law – the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – comes into force. The new law will radically transform the way social services are delivered in Wales to meet […]


£4m to improve support for elderly and disabled people

A £4 million investment to improve support for disabled and elderly people wanting to live independently in their own home has been announced by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths. Tuesday 15 March 2016 From 1 April 2016 the enhanced system of delivering essential housing adaptations such as ramps, handrails, walk-in showers […]


More disabled people add their voices to Brexit opposition

More disabled people have come forward to argue that a decision to quit the European Union (EU) would harm disability rights in the UK. Until last week, nothing had been said publicly about the potential impact on disabled people of a decision to leave the EU, even though a referendum is to take place in […]


Consultation on Together for Mental Health – Delivery Plan 2016 – 2019

Welsh Government are seeking your views on the priority areas and actions. Together for Mental Health was published in 2012. It is our 10-year strategy for improving mental health and wellbeing, and improving the care and treatment of people using mental health services, their carers and their families. The proposed 2016-19 delivery plan is the second […]


Consultation on the refreshed Autistic Spectrum Disorder Strategic Action Plan

Welsh Government are seeking views from people with autism and their parents, carers and professionals who provide services and support. They have identified priorities and proposed actions including: raising awareness , information, advice and training assessment, diagnosis and support addressing support needs education and employment. For further information please visit the Welsh Government external site


Consultation – Supporting learners with healthcare needs

Welsh Government are seeking views on the revised draft version of the Supporting learners with healthcare needs guidance document. The Access to education and support for children and young people with medical needs guidance document was originally published in 2010. The revised draft version, now titled Supporting learners with healthcare needs, is shorter and takes account […]


Datganiad i'r wasg: Menter Taliadau Uniongyrchol Sir Fynwy: y gyntaf yn y wlad

*** For immediate release*** PRESS RELEASE   Monmouthshire Direct Payments Co-operative in the making: first in the UK   Disability Wales and Wales Co-operative Centre are delighted to announce that Wales’ first Citizen-Directed Direct Payments Co-operative is in the making.  My Life My Choices Co-operative, a group of organisations and families from across Monmouthshire have […]


Press release: Monmouthshire Direct Payments Co-operative in the making: first in the UK

*** For immediate release*** PRESS RELEASE   Monmouthshire Direct Payments Co-operative in the making: first in the UK   Disability Wales and Wales Co-operative Centre are delighted to announce that Wales’ first Citizen-Directed Direct Payments Co-operative is in the making.  My Life My Choices Co-operative, a group of organisations and families from across Monmouthshire have […]


Bedroom tax campaigner’s ‘contempt’ for ministers who forced his family to fight

One of the disabled campaigners whose “bedroom tax” cases were heard in the Supreme Court this week has spoken of his “contempt” for ministers who have forced them to spend years fighting for their rights through the legal system. Paul Rutherford said it was tough and even “scary” to take on the government, but that […]


1,000 o bobl ifanc ag anabledd dysgu ac/neu awtistiaeth i gael cyflogaeth o brosiect pum mlynedd newydd gwerth £10mm to gain employment from new £10m five year project

Mae Anabledd Dysgu Cymru wedi derbyn grant o £10m i roi hwb i ragolygon cyflogaeth pobl ifanc yng Nghymru gydag anabledd dysgu ac/neu anhawster dysgu yn cynnwys Anhwylder Sbectrwm Awtistig (ASD).   Fe fydd y prosiect 5 mlynedd,Ymgysylltu i Newid, fydd yn dechrau yn Ebrill 2016, yn gweithio gyda 800 o gyflogwyr ar draws Cymru […]


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