Posts in Category: 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

WLGA and Data Cymru achieve Autism Aware status 

The WLGA and Data Cymru have both achieved ‘Autism Aware’ status, following successful completion of a training programme by the National Autism Team. For an organisation to successfully achieve ‘Autism Aware’ status, it must have demonstrated... read more
 
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

First of its kind event to promote autistic wellbeing 

Autistic people came together on Wednesday, coinciding with World Autism Awareness Day, at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium in an exciting event to learn more about wellbeing and how to live independent lives. Over 150 autistic people were welcomed to... read more
 
Friday, 05 April 2019 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

WLGA Statement: Leader pays tribute to Cllr Aaron Shotton 

Responding to Cllr Aaron Shotton’s earlier statement confirming his intention to step down as Leader of Flintshire County Council, Cllr Debbie Wilcox (Newport), WLGA Leader said: “I should like to pay tribute and thank Aaron for his valuable... read more
 
Thursday, 04 April 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

More support for parents and carers of newly diagnosed autistic children 

A new film is being launched today by the National Autism Team which aims to support parents and carers of newly-diagnosed autistic children. Feedback from autistic people and other stakeholders has indicated that there is a gap in support and... read more
 
Monday, 01 April 2019 Categories: National ASD Development Team News
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