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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Our healthy future
Our Healthy Future sets the foundation for the Government’s ambitions for public health.
It does this by focusing on six action areas:
- Health and wellbeing throughout life
- Healthy sustainable communities
- Reduced inequities in health
- Prevention and early intervention
- Health as a shared goal
- Strengthening evidence and monitoring progress
These areas are a way to structure thinking and planning. They help government and its partners to deliver the ten priority outcomes:
- Reducing inequities in health
- Reducing the level of smoking
- Increasing physical activity
- Reducing unhealthy eating
- Stopping the growing harm from alcohol and drugs
- Reducing the number of teenage pregnancies
- Improving health in the workplace
- Increasing immunisation rates
- Improving people’s mental well-being
- Reducing the number of accidents and injuries
Some outcomes are supported by national plans:
- Fairer Health Outcomes For All - reduce Inequities in health.
- Tobacco Control Strategy for Wales - reduce the level of smoking
- Sexual Health and Wellbeing Action Plan - reduce the number of teenage pregnancies
Locally, the priority outcomes are being incorporated by Local Authorities and Health Boards in their planning.
Fairer health outcomes for all
The Welsh Government launched Fairer Health Outcomes for All (FHOFA) in March 2011.
The plan seeks to develop a health aspect to all policies across Government, to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequities.
It builds on the action areas by focusing on:
- giving children a healthy start
- health assets (factors which improve health and well-being) in communities
- improving the health of the working age population
- better evidence on interventions
- improving levels of health literacy in Wales.
Action in policy areas such as:
- education and skills
- housing and
- economic development
can make a significant contribution to reducing inequities in health.