Unpaid carers urged to apply for their £500 payment

Unpaid carers in south Wales are being urged to apply for a £500 payment to help with the increased cost of caring during the cost-of living-crisis. To date 78% of eligible carers in south Wales have applied with over 16,400 claims paid to unpaid carers in the area. Ministers are calling on those remaining unpaid… Continue reading Unpaid carers urged to apply for their £500 payment

Welsh Government News

New fund to support unpaid carers in Wales Unpaid carers in Wales will benefit from a support scheme helping them to buy essential items during the cost-of-living crisis. Eligibility for the grants is not linked to Carers Allowance, pensions or other benefits. Banning energy drinks for under-16s among new ideas to reduce obesity Banning the sale… Continue reading Welsh Government News

“Everything we do helps protect us and the people around us” – First Minister Mark Drakeford

First Minister Mark Drakeford has spoken about the importance of continuing to take simple steps to protect our public health to manage the spread of coronavirus. He outlined five easy things we can all do, including staying at home if we have symptoms of coronavirus. His comments come as the Welsh Government has carried out… Continue reading “Everything we do helps protect us and the people around us” – First Minister Mark Drakeford

Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme Opening on 28th March

The Welsh Government is advertising up to 50 apprenticeship opportunities in March. This year they are offering three different pathways, all leading to an NVQ level 3 qualification. Business Administration apprenticeships Digital Data and Technology Finance Professions Apprenticeship The Welsh Government welcome and encourage applications from those currently unrepresented in their workforce, such as Black,… Continue reading Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme Opening on 28th March

Communication Campaign ‘CALL OUT ONLY’

We continue to hear accounts where women and young girls are sexually harassed on the streets of Wales and across the UK. We started 2022 mourning the tragic loss of another young woman; Ashling Murphy, murdered whilst outdoors running. Make no mistake, catcalling, wolf whistling, stalking and making sexual comments are forms of sexual harassment… Continue reading Communication Campaign ‘CALL OUT ONLY’

Phased easing of Covid restrictions to continue – First Minister

Wales will complete the move to alert level zero on 28 January, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed, unless the public health situation changes for the worse. He said the phased plan to gradually relax the alert level two measures and move back to alert level zero will continue. The latest public health data suggests… Continue reading Phased easing of Covid restrictions to continue – First Minister

Plan to ease alert level two protections announced

A plan to return Wales to alert level zero measures has today been set out by First Minister Mark Drakeford. The move comes as the latest public health data suggests cases of coronavirus have started to fall back from their very high levels. More than two-thirds of people aged 12 and over have received a… Continue reading Plan to ease alert level two protections announced

“Help us to help you this winter” – Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan

Help us to help you this winter urges Health Minister Eluned Morgan as more funding to relieve pressures and help the NHS and social care this winter is announced. To help the NHS recover from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, alleviate waiting times and reduce winter pressures, a further £12.5 million has been announced to support… Continue reading “Help us to help you this winter” – Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan

£21m for future of Wales’ voluntary sector

£7m a year has been allocated to support Wales’ voluntary sector over the current Welsh Government’s term, a commitment of over £21m across the next three years. The announcement follows the publication of the draft Budget by Finance Minister Rebecca Evans last week [Monday 20 December]. This is in addition to around £7m provided every year… Continue reading £21m for future of Wales’ voluntary sector

Welsh Government COVID Pass Guide

The Welsh Government have produced an easy-to-read guide on how to acquire, and use your COVID passes, for those who have had trouble doing so. The guide also entails how to easily get a COVID test through the NHS. The guide can be accessed here.