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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.
Wales will act as a super-sponsor for a scheme that will enable people fleeing the war to seek safety in Wales.
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.
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.”
“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.
The Welsh Government has announced a package of expanded measures to help people with the cost-of-living crisis, including a £150 cost-of-living payment to be paid as soon as possible and an extra £200 for low income households through the Winter Fuel Payment next winter.
Major increase in the availability of facilities to protect victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence to give evidence across Wales
A process to allow victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence to securely give evidence through video-linked facilities has launched across Wales.
The Winter Fuel Support Scheme payment will be doubled to £200 as the cost-of-living crisis intensifies, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt announced today.
The £100 one-off payment, which was launched in December, is now being extended to support eligible households with rising energy bills and costs.
It is part of the Welsh Government’s bespoke Household Support Fund, which is providing £51m of targeted support for families and the most vulnerable in society.
Minister for Social Justice and Minister for Climate Change call for action from the UK Government to tackle the Cost of Living Crisis.
With growing concerns over the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ that families are facing across Wales, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt and Minister for Climate Change Julie James outlined the full package of support the Welsh Government has developed to help families during this difficult time and reiterated their call for action from the UK Government to ease the burden on families across Wales.
The Welsh Government has raised its “significant concerns” with UK Government plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights.
The First Minister has announced the appointment of Rocio Cifuentes as the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales.
£7m a year has been allocated to support Wales’ voluntary sector over the current Welsh Government’s term, a commitment of over £21m across the next three years.