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Nearly £8m in funding to extend employment support services

The Welsh Government is investing nearly £8m to continue three employment services that help people recovering from physical, mental ill-health and substance misuse into and to remain in work, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle, has announced today.

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Global opportunity to get people hooked on Welsh seafood

Welsh seafood will be on display in Spain later this month at the world’s largest trade event for the sector – Seafood Expo Global

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Wales' expanded flu programme extended by another year

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan has today confirmed Wales' flu vaccination programme will once again be extended to include those aged 50 and over and secondary school children in academic years 7-11 (11-16 years old).

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Suspected suicide information to be collected to prevent future tragedies

A new national monitoring system is being set up to collect  information on suspected suicides as part of a wider approach to prevent future tragedies, the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Lynne Neagle has announced.

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North East Wales farms are a great example of what can be achieved

Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has visited two farms in North East Wales to see how they are benefiting from Farming Connect which includes support to create a business to introduce farming to school children.

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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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Welsh Government supporting growth and development of home-grown events

Arts and cultural events across Wales are looking forward to welcoming back visitors in person over the coming months as organisers switch back to live audience performances.  

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“I want nursing and midwifery to be the most attractive career choices for health professionals” – Sue Tranka, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Wales, Sue Tranka has outlined her ambitious plans for the Nursing and Midwifery professions at today’s [8 April 2022] CNO Wales Conference.

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Urdd receives St David Award for welcoming people fleeing Ukraine and Afghanistan

The youth organisation was awarded the First Minister’s Special Award in this evening’s ceremony for everything it has achieved in a century of serving young people in Wales, sustaining Welsh as a living language, and in the most recent times exemplifying the Nation of Sanctuary approach to providing sanctuary, support and safety to people fleeing Afghanistan and Ukraine.

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North Wales Tourism businesses ready for Easter

As tourism businesses across North Wales are gearing up for the Easter break, Minister for North Wales Lesley Griffiths visited Adventure Parc Snowdonia to hear about their preparations.

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Placements for Newly Qualified Teachers to continue until summer

The Welsh Government has announced it will extend its programme of school placements for Newly Qualified Teachers  until the end of the school year.

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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.