Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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28 July 2014
Wales has become the first country in the world to adopt a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
16 June 2014
Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas explains how the biggest transformation of social services in Wales for over 60 years will affect carers and Wales' adoption services.
05 May 2014
The biggest transformation of social services in Wales for over 60 years has been granted Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen.
01 April 2014
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill completed its legislative passage through the National Assembly.
17 March 2014
Writing in his regular Western Mail column, Health Minister Mark Drakeford talks about his first year in post
17 February 2014
The Deputy Minister for Social Services discusses a crucial stage of the scrutiny of the landmark Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.
10 February 2014
In her column in the Western Mail, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey looks at using evidence to improve our health outcomes.
03 February 2014
Last week saw a sharp focus on the levels of cancer care we offer in Wales. Cancer services are regularly in the political spotlight and the focus is often on things which are said to be wrong
06 January 2014
In her column in the Western Mail, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey talks about becoming healthier
30 December 2013
Gwenda Thomas takes a look back at what has been an eventful year for social services policy in Wales.
23 December 2013
There are only a few days left of this year, and as we look towards welcoming 2014, it is a good time to reflect on the past 12 months.
25 November 2013
In her Western Mail column the Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey talks about taking responsibility for your own health
18 November 2013
Gwenda Thomas, the Deputy Minister for Social Services writes in the Western Mail about assessment and eligibility criteria for social care services.
11 November 2013
We are told time and time again that if we live well, eat well and look after ourselves, we can enjoy lengthening lives with increasingly robust health
14 October 2013
Last week Wales hosted the international public health conference which brought together policy makers, leaders and public health professionals from Wales and across Europe.
07 October 2013
Plans to strengthen the regulation and inspection of social care in Wales have been published in a White Paper.
30 September 2013
This month saw Wales take the lead in two areas of health when I had the privilege of launching two very important frameworks
02 September 2013
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Chris Jones writes in the Western Mail about the latest campaign from Change4Life.
26 August 2013
A new recruitment campaign has begun to get users of social services, carers and those with an interest in social care to join a 'citizen panel'.
12 August 2013
It's a cliché that bad news makes the news, and good news is no news at all - but like most clichés it has a strong element of truth