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 »
Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
- Minister announces £10m funding to improve Cardiff Airport
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- Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- 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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Local authorities pay individuals directly in order for them to purchase their own care.
This enables individuals to purchase the assistance or services that the local authority would otherwise have provided. Direct payments support independent living by enabling individuals to make their own decisions and control their own lives.
Direct payments have gradually been extended to include:
- older people;
- parents of disabled children; and
- disabled adults.
Since 11 April 2011 the scope of direct payments has been extended to include people who lack capacity to give their consent. Also included are people who were formerly excluded because they were subject to mental health or certain criminal justice legislation. People without capacity will now be able to access direct payments via the use of a ‘suitable person’ who will receive payments on their behalf.
Direct payments guidance
Revised statutory guidance to local authorities on how to set up and manage a direct payments scheme was issued in April 2011. Additional guidance was also issued for local authorities on the appointment of a 'suitable person'.
The Community Care, Services for Carers and Children’s Services (Direct Payments) (Wales) Regulations 2011 replace the direct payments regulations made in 2004 and 2006, and the revised guidance replaces that issued in 2004.
The Regulations may be accessed via the following external links: