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 »
First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today welcomed the publication of the report and proposed work plan of the Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.
- Views sought on positive plans to create a better Wales
- Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people
- First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Planning (Wales) Bill and Positive planning: proposals to reform the planning system in Wales
- Delivering Growth: An Action Plan for the Food and Drinks Industry 2014-2020
- Further review of the exceptions to regulations regarding the maximum length of fishing boats in the 0-6 nautical mile zone
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
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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 highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Regulation and Inspection White Paper
The paper sets out a number of proposals which will contribute to our ambitious reform of care and support in Wales.
Alongside the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill, new regulation and inspection legislation would help realise the policy set out in Sustainable Social Services: A Framework for Action.
Why did we publish this White Paper?
Since the enactment of the Care Standards Act in 2000, regulation of social services in Wales has been highly effective. Both the Care Council for Wales and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have produced a more professional workforce and a clear baseline of standards.
We are ready to take the next step to ensure sustainable social services and better care and support for the people of Wales. This White Paper is the first step in our aim to deliver a new Bill.
What will this White Paper do?
The paper puts forward proposals that would give people a stronger voice and more control over their care. It suggests a shift to measuring the expectations of, and outcomes for the citizen rather than just standards.
A public consultation on the White Paper takes place between 30 September 2013 and 6 January 2014.
The Care Standards Act 2000
The Care Standards Act is the predominant piece of current legislation governing the regulation of social care in Wales.
It provides a set of minimum standards for care providers to ensure people receiving care and support are kept safe and protected.
CSSIW regulates a variety of settings including care homes, domiciliary care agencies and day care providers in both the public and private sectors.
CSSIW’s role is to assess whether these services are of the quality that the people of Wales have a right to expect. To find out more visit the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales website (external link)