Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
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In Wales, 150,000 people use social services and demand is growing as society changes.
Care and support is delivered to the people of Wales through a partnership of local authorities and the independent sector, with support from the Welsh Government.
It is a legal responsibility of local authorities to provide social services, and they do so with our guidance and funding.
We are responsible for setting the policy and for ensuring that services are regulated and inspected.
The social services sector is currently undergoing a major transformation, detailed within our policy document 'Sustainable Social Services: A Framework for Action'.
Sustainable Social Services for Wales
Sustainable Social Services was published in February 2011. It sets out a new vision based on providing improved support leading to the best possible outcome.
We reconfirmed our approach in the Programme for Government:
“Better social services will be delivered by ensuring citizens have a much stronger voice and greater control over the services they receive. We will make the way that services are delivered simpler, and by working collaboratively with others we will focus on improving the well-being of all our citizens. We will lead a shared approach with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver the transformational vision set out in Sustainable Social Services.”