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 »
Launch of 10-year plan for early years, childcare and play workforce
Today the Welsh Government sets out its ambitious, long-term vision for the early years, childcare and play workforce
- First Minister news conference
- Construction begins on new £15m emergency services centre for Wrexham
- Launch of 10-year plan for early years, childcare and play workforce
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
- Inappropriate admissions guidance
- Draft guidance on housing association board member remuneration
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
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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 »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006
An ageing society is bringing unprecedented change as more people are living longer with better health and greater prosperity.
The 2006 Act created the office of Commissioner for Older People in Wales to help manage the impact of demographic change.
We launched our Strategy for Older People in Wales in 2003. This provides a framework for all public bodies in Wales to plan for an ageing society and to improve services to older people.
In the same year, we assembled an Advisory Group of people with particular understanding of how a Commissioner might work in practice, or people who represented organisations which work to make life better for older people. The Group recommended that a Commissioner would:
- play an important part in speaking up for older people;
- help to alter people's attitudes towards older people so that they are treated with respect, and as individuals.
A consultation was run in 2004 and we received very supportive feedback from organisations and individuals alike. The 2006 Act is based on the Group's recommendations.
The Act can be viewed in full at the website for the Office of Public Sector Information.