Posts in Category: News

​Council leaders call for urgent “safety net” of replacement EU funds and standards in rural communities 

Leaders of Wales’ rural council areas have called on the UK government to urgently set out coherent plans for trade, funding and replacement legislation to come into force when the current transition period ends. Existing arrangements will need... read more
 

BLOG: Rethinking local recovery in Wales 

by Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of WLGA
Our lives have changed dramatically over the course of the crisis. Our daily experiences have been altered in ways unimaginable only a few months ago by restrictions and measures necessary to control the spread of the virus. But lockdown has not... read more
 

Schools to reopen from September 

The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has today confirmed that all pupils will be able to return to school in September. The Welsh Technical Advisory Group, which provides scientific and technical advice to Government during emergencies, this... read more
 
Thursday, 09 July 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Coronavirus Senedd social care report welcomed by local government 

Responding to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s report on the coronavirus health and social care response so far, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said: “The coronavirus has hit our social... read more
 
Thursday, 09 July 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Council leaders in Wales call on UK and Welsh governments to “move heaven and earth” to help communities affected by heavy job losses in the north east 

Leaders of the 22 councils in Wales have called on Welsh and UK governments to work together on a two-government support package to come to the aid of those affected by devastating job losses in Flintshire. Airbus have announced that 1,727 jobs... read more
 

Supporting young people through the crisis 

Councils in Wales have praised youth workers for their valuable role in supporting young people during the ongoing crisis. In marking this year’s Youth Work Week, local government has recognised how youth workers across the nation have quickly... read more
 
Monday, 29 June 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

All partners have a part to play to secure financial sustainability of care sector, says WLGA 

Partners need to pull together to help secure the social care sector’s financial sustainability, according to council leaders in Wales. Soaring demand and extra costs over a number of years have put social care services under enormous strain. The ... read more
 
Monday, 22 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Further lockdown easing announced, as local government welcomes clarity for retail and tourism businesses 

Councils in Wales have welcomed clarity for shops and tourism businesses as outlined by the First Minister in his latest announcements of changes to restrictions. Leaders have been in discussion with tourism bodies in recent weeks and met with... read more
 
Saturday, 20 June 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

£500 extra payment to care staff welcomed by councils 

Responding to the First Minister’s confirmation that all staff working in care home settings will receive a £500 extra payment, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care and Health said: “We are extremely pleased... read more
 
Friday, 05 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Cautious and innovative plan for pupils to “Check in, Catch up – Prepare for Summer and September” from 29th June welcomed by councils 

Responding to the announcement by the Education Minister today, Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “This way forward will give an opportunity for all children to have face to face interaction within limited... read more
 
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News
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