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WLGA appoints first woman Leader 

Friday, 23 June 2017 Categories: News
Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, has been appointed Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association. Cllr Wilcox is the first woman Leader of the WLGA and her appointment was confirmed by the WLGA Council at the Annual... read more

Film collabaration aiming to increase awareness of signs of autism in children 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Categories: National ASD Development Team News
A new film is aiming to improve front-line professionals’ understanding and awareness of autism in children The idea for this film, ‘the Birthday Party’, came about following the National ASD Development Team’s consultation with autistic... read more

UK-first study set to shed new light on experiences of service children with Additional Learning Needs 

A first of its kind UK-based research project has been commissioned by the WLGA’s Supporting Service Children in Education Cymru (SSCE Cymru) team to bring a fresh insight into the unique experiences and needs of children of Armed Forces personnel... read more

Councillor Keith Reynolds 

Monday, 10 April 2017 Categories: News
It is with great sadness that the WLGA has learnt of the passing of Councillor Keith Reynolds, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council. Councillor Reynolds had served as leader of the council since 2014 and had represented his Aberbargoed... read more

WLGA calls for Social Services investment 

The WLGA is calling for more funding for health and social care, in the wake of a new report published recently focusing on spending in the field since the onset of austerity. The report by Wales Public Services highlights that per capita... read more

WLGA Press Statement - 2017 UK Government Spring Budget 

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Local services that are relied on by the most vulnerable in our communities will continue to face a precarious future. Local finances are facing a £200m black hole next year rising to £540 by 2019-20. Nearly half of that is due pressures in social... read more

WLGA response to Communities First announcement 

Thursday, 16 February 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News
The WLGA supported the Cabinet Secretary’s decision to review Communities First (CF) when the announcement was first made by Welsh Government back in October 2016 subject to assurances around seeking ongoing employment for those involved in... read more

School holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme helps prevent children going hungry, according to Cardiff University report 

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News
A national school holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme, that aims to prevent children going hungry in the summer holidays, is helping to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation according to an evaluation report by Cardiff... read more

WLGA welcomes White Paper on local government reform 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News
The White Paper on local government reform published today by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford AM has been informed by dialogue and engagement with local government and reflects some of the reforms councils... read more

WLGA welcomes proposed trade union Bill 

Monday, 16 January 2017 Categories: News Workforce
The WLGA welcomes the Welsh Government’s proposal to introduce an Assembly Bill which would reverse the effect of the UK Government’s Trade Union Act. Last year the UK Government passed the Trade Union Act 2016 which will impose stringent new... read more
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