Giving thanks to youth workers during Youth Work Week 

Youth workers’ dedication and commitment was celebrated at an awards ceremony on Friday 23 June, which launched Youth Work Week 2017. Youth Work Week is an annual series of events across Wales that gives youth workers and young people the... read more
 
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Local public services performing well, according to latest survey 

People in Wales are satisfied with local public services such as libraries, recycling, schools and social services in Wales, according to the latest National Survey for Wales published by the Welsh Government today. Commenting on the National... read more
 
Monday, 26 June 2017 Categories: Improvement and Performance News

WLGA appoints first woman Leader 

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
 
Friday, 23 June 2017 Categories: News

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

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
 
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

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 

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
 
Monday, 10 April 2017 Categories: News

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 

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
 
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA response to Communities First announcement 

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
 
Thursday, 16 February 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News

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

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
 
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News
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