Posts From June, 2013

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Creating tomorrow's care services today 

Thursday, 27 June 2013 Categories: News
Public sector leaders and social care professionals in Wales have met today to help shape how Wales’ care services will be delivered in the future. Coming at a time when Wales’ social care system is having to face up to the challenges of... read more

Spending review means new financial reality for Welsh public services 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 Categories: News
Local government in Wales is braced for a harsh financial future following the announcement of the UK Government’s comprehensive spending review. The announcement that a further £11.5billion of cuts will be made to UK public spending confirms... read more

Councils granted greater freedom for housing investment 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 Categories: Housing News
Local councils in Wales are set to benefit from changes to the housing system, which will allow them to invest more into council homes. Announced by the Welsh Government, the changes relate to the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy (HRAS), which... read more

Local councils commended at social care awards 

Monday, 24 June 2013 Categories: News
The innovation and leadership provided by local government social care services has been recognised, with a number of local councils winning awards at the Social Care Accolades 2013. The biennial awards showcase good practice and achievement by... read more

Regional board welcomes collaboration successes 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 Categories: News
Council leaders and chief executives from across central and south west Wales have welcomed the progress being been made on a regional approach to construction services. With two projects running in parallel across the region, local councils are ... read more

Local councils central to economic growth in Wales 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 Categories: News
The WLGA has voiced its support for the latest annual report on the Welsh Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan, which offers a progressive approach for achieving economic growth in Wales and for the first time includes many local government... read more

WLGA welcomes funding consideration on new social services bill 

Friday, 07 June 2013 Categories: News
The WLGA has welcomed a statement by the Deputy Minister for Social Services that the resource implications of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill are to be considered by Welsh Government. Speaking to the National Assembly for Wales’... read more

Research launched into regional approach for safeguarding children 

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 Categories: News
Agencies from across the public and third sector in Wales have met to launch a vital research project which will inform the new Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill. A key provision of the new Bill will see Wales’ Local Safeguarding... read more