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Unpaid carers urged to apply for their £500 payment

Unpaid carers in south Wales are being urged to apply for a £500 payment to help with the increased cost of caring during the cost-of living-crisis.

Julie Morgan (1)

New fund launched to support unpaid carers in Wales during the cost of living crisis

Unpaid carers in Wales will benefit from a support scheme helping them to buy basic essential items during the cost-of-living crisis.

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Helen Mary Jones appointed to Social Care Wales Board

Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan has today (Tuesday 31 May) announced the appointment of Helen Mary Jones to the Social Care Wales Board. 


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.

Parent carer and son

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.

Julie Morgan

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.

Deputy Minister Julie Morgan with Marie Jones at Bridgend Carers Centre

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.

Top row - Vivian  Laing, NSPCC
Middle Row - Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales
Bottom row - [L-R] Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, Janae and Malakai.

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.