Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
The Welsh Government has announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
- “£200m boost will accelerate Wales’ school re-building programme and support 23,000 jobs” – Jane Hutt
- Poor being stigmatised by welfare debate
- Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Headline results: 2012-13
Release date: 30 May 2013
This release contains some of the key results from the first full year of fieldwork from April 2012 to March 2013. The survey covers a range of topics, with a focus on wellbeing and people’s views of public services.
The topics are:
- overall satisfaction with the transport, health and education systems and the Welsh Government
- access to and satisfaction with GP and hospital services
- schools and parental engagement
- local authority services
- wellbeing, including quality of the local area, feeling safe and personal finances
- internet access and use
- smoke alarms
To help analyse results on these topics, questions were also asked on age, sex, ethnicity, religion, housing tenure, household composition and employment.
Views about the Welsh Government: January - March 2012
Release date: 24 April 2013
- 38% of people had recently seen or heard either ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ about the work of the Welsh Government (that is, in the 12 months before they were surveyed)
- 40% of internet users had seen or heard either ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ about the work of the Welsh Government, compared with 31% of non internet users
- people were asked to rate their satisfaction with the way the Welsh Government is doing its job, from nought (extremely dissatisfied) to ten (extremely satisfied). The average rating was 5.8 out of 10. This compares favourably with satisfaction ratings for both the UK government (4.3) and across European countries (3.8)
- people who had seen or heard either ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ about the work of the Welsh Government were more satisfied with the way the Welsh Government is doing its job, giving an average rating of 6.3 out of 10. Those who had ‘seen or heard about the work but knew nothing’ or ‘not seen or heard anything’ about the work of the Welsh Government gave a rating of 5.0 out of 10
Transport Results: January - March 2012
Release date: 27 March 2013
- people gave ‘the state of the transport system in Wales’ an average rating of 6.1 out of 10, where 0 is ‘extremely bad’ and 10 is ‘extremely good’. This was lower than the rating given for the health system and the education system – both 6.5
- people were asked about how easy or difficult they found it to get to a range of local amenities. In general, people who had access to a car found it easier to get to local amenities. Those without a car found it most difficult to get to civic amenity sites (e.g. local tip), castles or other heritage sites and recycling facilities
- 89% of people with a long-term illness found it easy to get to or from the GP surgery, compared with 98% of people without a long-term illness. 96% of people with access to a car found it easy it easy to get to or from the GP surgery compared with 86% of people without a car
- 76% of people felt safe on public transport after dark. Older people felt less safe than younger people and women felt less safe than men
Wellbeing Results: January - March 2012
Release date: 30 January 2013
- low wellbeing was more likely to be reported by unemployed people and by people dissatisfied with their physical or mental health
- 41% of unemployed people gave a low rating for their ‘satisfaction with life’ (compared with 15% of employed people)
- 61% of those with poor mental health gave a low score for ‘how happy they felt yesterday’ (compared with 21% of those with good mental health)
- people who were dissatisfied with their financial situation were more likely than the general population to be dissatisfied with other areas of their life
Health Results: January - March 2012
Release date: 29 January 2013
- 92% of people who saw a GP in the last 12 months and 92% of people who had a hospital appointment in the last 12 months were fairly or very satisfied with the care received
- 31% of people who made an appointment with a GP found it difficult to make a convenient appointment. Of those, 42% said this was because they had to wait a long time for an appointment
- 97% of people who saw a GP agreed that they were treated with dignity and respect; 95% of people who attended a hospital appointment agreed they were treated with dignity and respect
- of people who attended A&E in the last 12 months, 23% said they travelled by ambulance. 84% of people who attended A&E found it easy to travel there
Internet Results: January - March 2012
Release date: 19 December 2012
- 70% of households had access to the internet. This equates to approximately 77% of people aged 18 or over having access to the internet at home.
- Around three quarters of privately rented and owner occupied households had internet access compared with just over half of those in social housing.
- 73% of people said that they used the internet at home, work or elsewhere; this varied by age with a far greater proportion of people under 45 using the internet than those aged 45 and over.
- Internet users under 25 years old are more likely (41%) than internet users aged 65 and over (8%) to have accessed the internet at another person’s home in the last three months.
Education Results: January - March 2012
Release date: 19 December 2012
- 91% of parents were satisfied with the primary school their child attended and 88% were satisfied with the secondary school their child attended.
- The majority of parents (70% of primary and 86% of secondary school children’s parents) did not wish to participate in making decisions about the running of their child’s school.
- 85% of parents wanted their child to continue in full time education when they reached 16.
- The majority (over 80%) of parents of children aged 3 to 7 read with their child or helped their child to learn about letters, numbers or shapes at least several times a week, the support provided on school work was less frequent.