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“I want Wales to be a nation that celebrates age” vows Deputy Minister for Social Services

The central role older people play in communities will be recognised as Wales becomes age friendly, Julie Morgan, the Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced.

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£36.6 million to support families and children recover from the pandemic

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced a further £36.6 million to support children and families as part of their recovery from the pandemic and it’s restrictions to ensure no child is left behind.

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Wales begins countdown to end the physical punishment of children

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With six months to go before a new law ending the physical punishment of children in Wales comes into force, more than £2.9m is being invested in parenting support.

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£48m Covid recovery fund to support social care in Wales

A new £48m package of funding to support social care in Wales has today (Tuesday September 14) been announced by Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan.

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Rates relief extended for childcare providers until 2025

Registered child care premises in Wales will benefit from 100% non-domestic rates relief for an additional three years, the Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced.

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Summer of Fun continues across Wales

Children and young people are being helped to recover from the pandemic by taking part in a range of sporting, cultural and play based activities this summer.

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£250K for early years speech, language and communication support

Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced an additional £250,000 to support children’s speech, language and communication needs. 

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Care home visit restrictions eased as social care recovery plan launched

Visits from friends and family to care home residents are more important now than ever, the Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan announced whilst speaking to care home residents at Cardiff care home Ty Enfys.

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Minister sets out next steps for Real Living Wage in social care

Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has said she wants to see a first group of social care workers receive the Real Living Wage early in this Senedd term.

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Summer of Fun to support children and young people recover from the pandemic

A ‘Summer of Fun’ to support children and young people take part in a range of sporting, cultural and play based activities has been announced by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan.

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New £3m respite fund launched to give unpaid carers a well-earned break

A new £3m fund is being set up to provide respite and short breaks for Wales’ small army of unpaid carers, Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan announced today.