Food and Fun schemes launched across Wales for the summer holidays 

Monday, 29 July 2019 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News
More Food and Fun schemes than ever will be run across Wales during the summer holidays, giving young people opportunities to socialise and enjoy healthy nutritious meals. Food and Fun is a school-based programme which is part funded by Welsh... read more

Future funding clarity “crucial” for rural communities’ future, says WLGA Rural Forum 

Clarity over future funding arrangements is “crucial” to ensure that rural communities are supported post Brexit, representatives of rural authorities have said this week at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd. Joint chairs of the WLGA Rural... read more

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

Thursday, 18 July 2019 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Housing News
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

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 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: National ASD Development Team News
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

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

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News
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

WLGA shares Welsh Government commitment to build more affordable houses  

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: Housing News
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

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

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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

Youth workers celebrated at awards to mark Youth Work Week 2019 

Friday, 28 June 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News
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

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

Thursday, 20 June 2019 Categories: News Workforce
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
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