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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Brian Gibbons, Minister for Health and Social Services
I am announcing today the formal designation of John Griffiths, Deputy Minister with responsibility for older people, as Carers’ Champion for the Welsh Assembly Government. As part of his new role, John will be responsible for ensuring a more effective co-ordinated approach to cross-cutting carers’ issues and overseeing the development and delivery of an updated and refocused Carers’ Strategy for Wales.
The current Carers’ Strategy that was introduced in 2000 covers a range of Assembly functions and was co-signed by the then Assembly Secretaries for Health and Social Services, Education and Children, Education and Training, and Environment and Local Government.
The Strategy is presently being reviewed to ensure that it remains coherent and focussed appropriately in the light of wider policy developments over the last few years and strategic policy direction the Welsh Assembly Government has established for future years, for example in Designed for Life. The updated strategy, which is planned to be launched for consultation in the Autumn, will emphasise the critical need for statutory authorities to engage effectively with carers as partners in the delivery of care and to ensure that appropriate help and support is provided to carers to both to sustain them in their role and also achieve ambitions carers may have in education, training and employment. It will also stress the need for agencies to develop and introduce “carer-proof” policies both as employers and also by examining policies and working practices to assess their impact on carers and to make adjustments where necessary. I shall continue to hold the overall policy responsibility for the development and implementation of the Strategy,
Against this background our external Carers Strategy Review Panel has recommended that the Welsh Assembly Government designate a Carers’ Champion at Ministerial or Deputy Minister level. I am pleased to say that the Assembly Government has agreed with this recommendation, which will
send a clear and strong message to other organisations in Wales about the priority and importance the Welsh Assembly Government attaches to carers’ issues.