Press Releases

Congratulating pupils on their A level success 

WLGA has today congratulated pupils across Wales for their success this year in A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate exams. The number of pupils achieving A* – E grades has again increased, following in the established trend of recent years. There has ... read more
 
Thursday, 17 August 2017 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

‘Food and Fun’ for more children across Wales this Summer 

A programme aimed at helping children in some of Wales’ most deprived areas is being expanded this Summer, as children in more areas will be able to take advantage of opportunities to be more active, eat more healthily and forge new... read more
 
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News

WLGA Press Statement on R (on the application of Forge Care Homes Ltd and others) (Appellants) v Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and others (Respondents) [2017] UKSC 56 On appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 26 

In responding to today’s Supreme Court Judgment, the final ruling in relation to Funded Nursing Care (FNC), the WLGA is satisfied the parties involved can now move forward on the outcome. This case represents complex and challenging issues brought... read more
 
Thursday, 03 August 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

Local government committed to reform, says WLGA 

The WLGA today reaffirmed its commitment to reform as the Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford outlined his plans for local government. Responding to the statement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport), said: “Leaders have been in regular... read more
 
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

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 Autism Spectrum Disorders 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
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