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Six key aims to tackle Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in Wales.

Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt today unveiled the Welsh Government’s new Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) Strategy, highlighting the six aims that the government will set to help end the abhorrent abuse women face.

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Welsh Government outline principles for a reformed justice system

The Welsh Government’s Counsel General and Minister for Social Justice have outlined the potential core components of a devolved justice system, and warned that the current Westminster-run system is “pulling the shutters down” on access to justice.

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£150 cost of living payments arrive with more than 330,000 households

More than £50m has been provided to Welsh households to help tackle the cost of living crisis, through a £150 cost of living payment that has already reached 332,710 homes.

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New schemes to help refugees and people from Ukraine integrate into Wales

A new Welcome Ticket will provide refugees and people from Ukraine with free bus travel and they will also receive free entry to Cadw sites across Wales.

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£380m to help tackle the Cost-of-Living crisis in Wales

With the Office for Budget Responsibility stating that 2022-2023 will see the biggest fall in living standards in the UK since records began and as the National Insurance rise and the energy price cap lift push people further into hardship, Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt and Minister for Finance and Local Government, Rebecca Evans, have set out the package of support that the Welsh Government have developed to help the most vulnerable in society and called for more action from the UK Government.

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Welsh Nation of Sanctuary in Action

Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt today outlined the progress of the Homes for Ukraine scheme in Wales and highlighted the further support Welsh Government have provided to the humanitarian crisis.  

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A “Team Wales” welcome for Ukrainian refugees

Minister for Social Justice has today praised the intense “Team Wales” effort to prepare to welcome Ukrainian refugees to Wales.

Local councils, the third sector, the NHS and the Welsh Government have been working closely together to put in place the arrangements and services for Ukrainians fleeing the conflict.

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First matches being made under Homes for Ukraine scheme

Wales will act as a super-sponsor for a scheme that will enable people fleeing the war to seek safety in Wales.

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Lowest income Welsh households to receive the largest share of funding from the cost of living response

The £330m cost of living support package in Wales will see the most support going to households with the least, according to new analysis.

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Devolved nations criticise “unwelcome and unnecessary” UK Government plans to drop Human Rights Act

The Welsh and Scottish Governments have described the UK Government’s plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights as an “ideologically motivated attack on freedoms and liberties.”

Income

“Our Basic Income pilot is an exciting project to deliver financial stability for a generation of young people that need it most.”

Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt

Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales, pilot announced.