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Gardening helping to tackle loneliness and social isolation

A gardening project in Newport is helping to tackle loneliness and social isolation by bringing communities together.

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£1.1 million investment to champion older people as Wales becomes Age Friendly

Actions the Welsh Government will take to champion older people and challenge the way we think about ageing have been published by Julie Morgan, the Deputy Minister for Social Services.

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Unpaid carers in Wales are set to benefit from a £9m short breaks fund

Unpaid carers of all ages in Wales are set to benefit from a short breaks fund after a £9m investment from the Welsh Government.

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£10 million funding boost for domiciliary care in Wales

A further £10 million will be provided to local authorities to support domiciliary care and increase service provision in Wales the Deputy Minister of Social Services, Julie Morgan has announced.

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Heléna Herklots role as Older People’s Commissioner extended

Heléna Herklots CBE will continue as the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales for a further two years the Welsh Government has announced.

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The Paul Ridd Learning Disability Education and Training Programme rolled out to NHS Wales healthcare staff

New training will be rolled out across NHS Wales for all healthcare staff in a public-facing role to support people with learning disabilities who are accessing services the Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced.

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Unpaid carers in Wales to receive a £500 payment as part of £29m investment

More than 57,000 unpaid carers in Wales will receive a £500 payment in recognition of the pivotal role they have played during the pandemic.

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Physically punishing children becomes illegal in Wales

From today [March 21st] physically punishing children will be illegal in Wales as Welsh Government continues to put children’s rights at the heart of its policies.

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Flying Start expanded in Wales

In the first phase of the extension of high-quality childcare to all two-year olds in Wales, the Flying Start programme is being expanded to 2,500 more children under the age of four.

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Childcare Offer extended as providers receive funding boost.

The Childcare Offer will be extended to parents in education and training and parents on adoption leave, the Welsh Government has announced.

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“We want Wales to be a wonderful place to grow up, live and work, now and in the future” – Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan.

Children and young people to be at the heart of decision making, as Welsh Government sets out how it will make Wales a wonderful place to grow up, live and work.

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£96m investment to give tens of thousands of social care staff a £1,000 extra payment

Tens of thousands of social care staff who will be eligible for the real living wage from April will receive an additional £1,000 net payment as the Welsh Government invests in the sector.