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Council leaders and Welsh Government convene for UK’s first joint Cabinet meeting  

Wales’ 22 council leaders and all members of the Welsh Government Cabinet convened on Wednesday. The joint Cabinet meeting is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, following unprecedented levels of engagement between local government and... read more
 
Wednesday, 06 October 2021 Categories: News

WLGA responds to Care Forum Wales criticisms 

The WLGA has defended councils and the dedicated social care workforce following Care Forum Wales’ insulting and unsubstantiated comments made in response to the Welsh Government’s welcome announcement of additional funding for social care. ... read more
 
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News Social Services

Extra funding for social care welcomed 

Following today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Social Services on recovery funding of £40m for social care, Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said: “We welcome this additional funding to... read more
 
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: News

Councils committed to play their part in Afghan resettlement efforts 

Local government in Wales has been horrified to witness the events unfolding in Afghanistan and has renewed its pledge to support the UK Government in relocating locally employed staff from the region. Leaders held urgent discussions with... read more
 
Monday, 23 August 2021 Categories: News Wales Strategic Migration Partnership

GCSE pupils congratulated on the day of their results 

The WLGA has today congratulated pupils across Wales receiving their GCSE results in what has been another difficult year for learners. Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “The pupils’ perseverance after yet... read more
 
Thursday, 12 August 2021 Categories: News

LGBTQ+ people encouraged to stand as councillors 

This Pride month, WLGA is encouraging more people from the LGBTQ+ to stand as candidates at the 2022 local elections. Local government needs to represent the communities it serves, and councils are working to achieve a more diverse... read more
 
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 Categories: News

Youth workers thanked for their “enormous contribution in difficult times” 

Councils in Wales are all this week marking Youth Work Week by thanking the nation’s youth workers. Youth Work Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the impact and diversity of youth work across Wales; with the aims to promote a... read more
 
Monday, 28 June 2021 Categories: News

Council services will be needed more than ever to battle social isolation and loneliness as Wales recovers from the pandemic. 

Marking Loneliness Awareness Week, Councillor Jane Mudd (Newport), WLGA Spokesperson for Wellbeing said: “Perhaps more than ever before, we have all seen the importance of connection and community over the past 18 months. Loneliness and... read more
 
Friday, 18 June 2021 Categories: News

WLGA looks forward to discussions on the Programme for Government: Councils can deliver Welsh Government’s national ambitions  

Responding to the publication today of the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government, Councillor Andrew Morgan, WLGA Leader said: “The Welsh Government has set out its ambitions and priorities in its new Programme for Government. Local... read more
 
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 Categories: News

25 Year Anniversary of the establishment of Wales’ 22 local authorities and the Welsh Local Government Association 

Addressing WLGA Council on 25th March, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Presiding Officer said: “The 1st April 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of our 22 unitary authorities and the WLGA.” “Ordinarily, we would... read more
 
Thursday, 01 April 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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