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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
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- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
‘Tea with Tom’ – support for tenants at Flintshire Extra Care Scheme
Llys Eleanor is an £8.5 million centre that provides 50 state-of-the-art apartments for older people in Flintshire. The Welsh Government is investing in quality housing and provided £4.3 million towards the total scheme cost with the remaining balance funded though private finance. Clwyd Alyn Housing Association manage the development.
Tom Parry explains how Extra Care Schemes work:
“Llys Eleanor offers housing for older people who require a degree of care, but who also want to retain their independence. So basically, you get the privacy of your own home with your own front door, while having access to carers on-site 24-hours a day if you need it. You have space, privacy and dignity, and you can come and go as you please.”
In our Programme for Government, we made a commitment to ensure that people have high-quality, warm, secure homes to live in.
These comfortable apartments are modern and well equipped with a living room, kitchen, one or two bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom. Llys Eleanor provides accommodation for between 50 and 75 people, including couples. The complex houses a restaurant, coffee lounge, hairdresser, library, laundry room, hobbies room, cinema, gym, conservatory, sun terrace and gardens.
“We provide a balanced three-course lunch for all of our tenants and we offer a choice of three different options every day. There is also a busy schedule of 60 activities each month including things like music evenings, arts and crafts, nail painting and Tai Chi. Nobody needs to be on their own living here, but of course they can be on their own if that’s what they want.”
“As part of my job, I have regular one-to-one meetings with every tenant in their own home about life, health, anything that’s on their mind really. These are important because there are some things that tenants wouldn’t want to discuss in a group. Older people can be very vulnerable and we want to do everything we can do address their worries."
“The proper name for these discussions is a ‘Customer Improvement Review’, but everyone here, calls them ‘Tea with Tom’. I think this gives you some idea of the approach that we have here. It is a friendly and homely setting and tenants really value the service that they get.”