Posts in Category: News

Reducing carbon emissions from homes an “important step” to tackle fuel poverty 

Responding to the publication of an independent report by the Decarbonisation of Homes Advisory Group, WLGA Spokesperson for Housing Councillor Andrea Lewis (Swansea) said: “This report today is a valuable contribution in our shared efforts... read more
 
Thursday, 18 July 2019 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Housing News

Consultation period extended for South East Wales sensory and communication support service review 

Extra time has been given for an independent review into the delivery of South East Wales’ regional sensory and communication service to gather more evidence from relevant stakeholders. Known as SENCOM, the service is currently delivered... read more
 

Another productive year for the National Autism Team 

The National Autism Team’s Annual Report 2018/19 has been published today, showing the breadth of the work completed throughout Wales. Formerly named the National ASD Development Team, the National Autism Team has undertaken a range of work... read more
 
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

More funding required for Welsh education system, says National Assembly report 

The WLGA has today welcomed the publication of a report by the National Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee on the extensive inquiry into schools’ funding. Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport), WLGA Leader and... read more
 
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

WLGA shares Welsh Government commitment to build more affordable houses  

The WLGA has welcomed the Welsh Government’s response to the independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply which reported in May 2019. Responding to the statement by Julie James AM, the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Cllr Andrea... read more
 
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: Housing News

WLGA Leader urges councillors to make a stand against intimidation and abuse in public life 

Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), Councillor Debbie Wilcox, has today warned of the rise in threats and intimidation of elected members. Speaking at the Local Government Association (LGA) Conference in Bournemouth,... read more
 
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Youth workers celebrated at awards to mark Youth Work Week 2019 

Dedicated youth workers from all over Wales will be recognised at an awards ceremony in Deganwy this evening (Friday 28 June) as part of this year’s Youth Work Week. Now in their 25th year, the awards are an opportunity to give thanks to those... read more
 
Friday, 28 June 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

37,000 local government jobs lost from communities over a decade 

A report published today highlights the extraordinary impact that a decade of austerity has had on the council workforce in Wales. Local government has had to endure almost £1bn in cuts since the onset of austerity in 2009. Today’s Public... read more
 
Thursday, 20 June 2019 Categories: News Workforce

WLGA welcomes Welsh Government extra funding announcement 

Responding to the Welsh Government’s announcement of additional capital funding for local government as part of an investment package to support Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: ... read more
 
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Parents and carers of autistic children recognised 

As part of Carers’ Week this year, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend) WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care has recognised the remarkable role played by parents and carers of autistic children. Councillor David said: “Being a parent... read more
 
Friday, 14 June 2019 Categories: National ASD Development Team News
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