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Wales pilots Basic Income scheme

The Welsh Government has today launched its Basic Income pilot scheme.

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‘We are here to help you rebuild your lives and settle into Wales’ – vows Social Justice Minister after meeting Ukraine nationals

Ukraine nationals who fled their country after the Russian invasion have been welcomed to Wales by the First Minister and Social Justice Minister Jane Hutt.

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£4m to help people with soaring fuel costs

Some of the most vulnerable households in Wales will receive further help with soaring energy bills, as Social Justice Minister Jane Hutt launched a £4m fuel voucher scheme.

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Update on the Homes for Ukraine Scheme

Following the people of Wales’ incredibly positive response to the Welsh Government’s Super Sponsor scheme, which has resulted in over 2000 visas being issued to date, Ministers have announced a temporary operational pause on new applications during June.  

The temporary pause is to ensure people who are arriving, and those already here in Wales, continue to receive an excellent level of care and support.

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Team Wales approach makes progress as new Bill is introduced to the Senedd

A new Bill to improve well-being and public services, through social partnership and socially responsible procurement  has been introduced today by the Deputy Minister for Social Partnership, Hannah Blythyn.

The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill will put Wales’ successful social partnership approach onto the statute book.  

Equality

Ministers outline the aims for Wales to become an Anti-Racist Nation.

The Welsh Government is taking action to make Wales an Anti-racist nation. Today, Ministers will publish the ‘Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan’ to tackle systemic and institutionalised racism.

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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.

Money

£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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Conversion therapy ban moves forward in Wales

Deputy Minister for Social Partnership Hannah Blythyn outlines the work of the Welsh Government on furthering LGBT equality in Wales.