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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
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- 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
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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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 »
Welsh Health Survey 2007
These statistics on the health and health-related lifestyle of people living in Wales are based on data from the Welsh Health Survey 2007. Some initial headline results from the survey were published on 29 May 2008. The main report published now includes more detailed information; local authority results are provided in an accompanying statistical bulletin.
Illnesses and health status:
- 17% of adults reported that their health in general was excellent, 34% very good, 29% good, 15% fair, and 6% poor.
- 20% of adults reported currently being treated for high blood pressure, 14% for a respiratory illness, 13% for arthritis, 9% for a heart condition (other than high blood pressure), 9% for a mental illness, and 6% for diabetes.
- 27% of adults reported having a limiting long-term illness.
- 24% of adults reported that they currently smoked.
- 42% of adult non-smokers reported being regularly exposed to other people's tobacco smoke.
- 36% of adults reported drinking above the guidelines on at least one day in the past week, including 20% who reported binge drinking.
- 46% of adults reported eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables the previous day.
- 29% of adults reported meeting the guidelines for physical activity in the past week.
- 57% of adults were classified as overweight or obese, including 21% obese.
Health service use:
- 17% of adults reported that they had talked to a GP about their own health in the past two weeks, and 20% reported attending a hospital outpatient department in the past three months.
- 78% of adults reported using a pharmacist in the past twelve months, 69% a dentist and 48% an optician.
Health of children:
- 69% of children were reported to have very good general health, 25% good, and 6% fair.
- 20% of children were reported as having a long-standing illness, including 7% with a limiting long-standing illness.
- 36% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese, including 20% obese(1).
(1) Using a classification system based on the 85th and 95th percentiles of the 1990 UK BMI reference curves, and not comparable with estimates produced on a different basis or with adult estimates.
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