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 »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- 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 »
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Integrated Family Support Services (IFSS)
The IFSS help some of the most vulnerable children and families in Wales.
Services focus on families where parents have substance misuse problems that affect the welfare of their children. IFSS teams started work on 1st September 2010 and will operate throughout Wales by 2014.
IFSS is a programme unique to Wales. Its work is described in detail in the Child and Family (Wales) Measure 2010 and associated regulations.
Local authorities and their Health Board partners are required to work together to establish the service and provide support/ services to families.
Addressing complex problems
In families with complex problems there is an increased likelihood that the child’s physical, social and emotional development will be impaired.
For some children there will be repeated or long term episodes of being looked after by the local authority. The service aims to support families to stay together by empowering them to take positive steps to improve their lives. IFSS Teams provide targeted support and help connect children and adult services, focusing on the family as a unit.
The service will initially concentrate on families where there is parental substance misuse, and concerns about child welfare.
This approach ensures greater accountability and shared responsibility in child and adult social services.
IFSS is part of broader support for disadvantaged families with complex needs, complementary to the Flying Start, and Families First programmes.