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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).
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The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
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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 »
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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 »
Patients in mental health hospitals and units in Wales, 2008
Statistics include data as at 31 March 2008. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 24 October 2007.
Patients resident in hospitals and units for people with a mental illness in Wales:
- The number of patients had fallen by 17 per cent to 1,892 since 1998. Between 1997-98 and 2005-06 the number of hospital beds available fell by 16 per cent.
- 20 per cent of patients were in hospitals with more than 100 patients compared to 39 per cent in 1998.
- 507 patients (27 per cent of patients) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation compared to 437 patients (19 per cent) in 1998.
- There were 942 female patients and 950 male patients.
- 59 per cent of female patients were aged 65 or over compared to 40 per cent of male patients.
Patients resident in hospitals and units for people with a learning disability in Wales:
- The number of patients had fallen by 73 per cent since 1998 to 142. Between 1996-97 and 2005-06 the number of hospital beds available fell by 71 per cent.
- The number of patients who had been resident for 2 years or more had decreased by 346 or 78 per cent since 1998.
- All patients were recorded as being resident in hospitals with fewer than 100 patients compared to 43 per cent of patients in 1998.
- There were 48 female patients and 94 male patients compared to 221 and 311 respectively in 1998. 18 patients, 13 per cent of the total, were detained under the Mental Heath Act 1983 and other legislation.
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