Press Releases

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

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

Working in partnership to achieve a fairer council tax system 

WLGA has today welcomed a series of measures introduced by Welsh Government designed to create a fairer and more equitable council tax system, following extensive engagement with WLGA, local authorities and MoneySavingExpert.com. New measures... read more
 
Monday, 01 April 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News Welfare Reform

WLGA welcomes Welsh Government funding to help meet pension costs 

WLGA has welcomed confirmation by Welsh Government of additional funding being made available in 2019-20 to help meet the additional costs associated with pension changes previously announced by UK Government. The additional funding... read more
 
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Categories: News Workforce

£1.2m for Local Government Brexit preparations 

An extra £1.2m has been allocated to help local authorities to prepare for Brexit, Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James announced today. Up to £45,000 will be made available to each local authority in Wales, and a further... read more
 
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Categories: Europe News

Working together "crucial" to prepare for Brexit outcome 

Combining efforts across the social care and health sectors is crucial to overcome the potential disruption caused by Brexit, the WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care has said today. Speaking at a special conference to support the Welsh... read more
 
Thursday, 14 February 2019 Categories: Europe News Social Services
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