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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 - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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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 »
Written Statement - Southern Cross – Update on Restructuring
In my Written Statement of 25 July I informed Members of the progress made on the re-structuring of Southern Cross Healthcare Ltd and its intention of transferring all of its care homes to alternative care providers. Throughout this process the Welsh Government’s overriding concern has remained the welfare of each resident.
Over the summer officials have kept in close contact with Southern Cross’ senior management. We have been told that Southern Cross’ landlords have been working with four prospective providers who between them have now expressed an interest in operating all of the 33 care homes in Wales.
There are still a number of steps which need to be completed before this transition can occur. Agreements need to be signed between Southern Cross and the prospective providers to transfer its business and assets at each home to them and consultation with staff under the TUPE regulations is needed. We have been told these steps are underway.
In order to operate, the prospective providers must secure registration of their services with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW). This is to ensure they can deliver high quality, sustainable services. In addition, they need to demonstrate their financial viability to operate their homes. Registration is a crucial step, the new providers have a duty to demonstrate that they have the ability to meet the standards of care required in law and to be able to maintain these services for the future.
Contingency plans to respond to any adverse events continue to be maintained at a local level by local authorities and local health boards. In addition, the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru has hosted two workshops for authorities and health boards to share best practice in the development of these plans and also to meet with representatives from the prospective alternative care providers.