WLGA Chief Executive to retire after 30 years in local government 

WLGA Chief Executive Steve Thomas CBE has announced his retirement at the end of 2018 after 30 years working in local government and 15 years in his current role. Having been a local government officer for many years Mr Thomas first joined the... read more
 
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: News

‘Prevention is always better than a cure’- WLGA and ADSS call for preventative services funding in Draft Budget 

Ahead of Welsh Government’s budget due to be published on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (ADSSC) are urging the government to ensure appropriate... read more
 
Monday, 01 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

Financial ‘winter is coming’ according to council budget survey 

In advance of the Welsh Government Budget announcement next week, the WLGA has surveyed the 22 councils across Wales on their financial prospects after eight years of austerity. All have responded. The clear message is that councils have “run out of ... read more
 
Thursday, 27 September 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Recognising signs of autism: Welsh autism awareness film rolled out across Europe 

A training film made in Wales, aimed at raising awareness of the signs of autism among front-line professionals in health and education, is being officially re-launched today in a pioneering collaboration with four European countries. Led by a... read more
 
Thursday, 27 September 2018 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

Over 3,000 primary school teachers successfully complete ‘Learning with Autism’ scheme 

More Welsh schools are being encouraged to participate in the ‘Learning with Autism’ programmes, aimed at raising awareness of autism among children and young people. The ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is aimed at raising awareness among... read more
 
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

Councils prepare for Brexit 

The WLGA Brexit Transition Support Programme is being launched this week, with the first in a series of events being hosted as part of the WLGA’s support offer to councils in their continuing preparations for the UK’s impending exit from the... read more
 
Thursday, 20 September 2018 Categories: Europe News

Children's Services in Wales at 'breaking point’ and need urgent investment 

As Assembly Members return from their summer recess ready to scrutinise the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget for the next fiscal year, a stark warning has been made to them by local government social care professionals, in a bid to highlight the... read more
 
Monday, 17 September 2018 Categories: News Social Services

Learners congratulated by WLGA on GCSE results day 

WLGA has today congratulated learners receiving their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results in the second year of major reforms for both qualifications The number of learners who achieved A*-A grades has increased from 17.9% to 18.5% this year,... read more
 
Thursday, 23 August 2018 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

A-level grades continue to improve 

WLGA has today congratulated pupils across Wales for their A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate success. The number of pupils achieving A*-A has risen to 8.7% of candidates, which is the best outcome since the award was introduced, with the number of... read more
 
Thursday, 16 August 2018 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

WLGA response to Cabinet Secretary statement 

Welcoming the Cabinet Secretary’s statement on local government reform, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, WLGA Leader stated: “This approach to taking forward the issue of local government reform is to be welcomed. The WLGA’s position is clear. We... read more
 
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 Categories: Local Government Reform News
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