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
Featured consultation »New guidance for the Risk Assessment of Walked Routes to School
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In this section
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
Families First is designed to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
It emphasises prevention and early intervention for families, particularly those living in poverty. It works alongside the support offered by our other programmes:
- Flying Start;
- Communities First; and
- The Integrated Family Support Service.
Working with the whole family
The best way of supporting children, particularly those living in poverty, is by working with the whole family. Evidence suggests that early support can reduce the likelihood of families developing more complicated and costly needs.
Families need different support depending on their circumstances. Complicated problems need more intensive support. However, some families may need help to overcome smaller problems to avoid them escalating.
Supporting a family often involves many different teams and services. We want to ensure that these services work well together so that the family is well supported.
We work with local authorities and other agencies, to ensure that services are co-ordinated to meet local needs.
Every local authority has developed a Families First Action Plan (2012-17). The plans will be delivered at the local level with partner organisations under the guidance of Families First dlivery goups. The Families First team will work closely with each local authority throughout the five year programme.
If you are involved in the delivery of services to children, young people and families and want to know more about Families First in your area please contact the Families First Co-ordinator at your local authority. Details can be found on the local authorities area page.
For further information about the whole Families First programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 02920 82 3053.