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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Priorities for NHS announced
The new NHS Delivery Framework has been published by NHS Wales Chief Executive David Sissling.
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
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- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
About this topic
Housing and community regeneration is central to improving the lives of the people of Wales, particularly those from the most disadvantaged communities. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live in a good quality home within a secure and safe community.
The Welsh Government is responsible for all aspects of housing policy, funding housing and housing related programmes and regulation of Registered Social Landlords and Housing Associations. We want to offer people affordable housing choices in both the private and social sectors. Our work will help to tackle the problems of homelessness, address the needs of older people and those with disabilities and ensure that no one is denied the opportunity to live in a good home.
Achieving our Community Safety aims depends significantly on UK Government policy direction on criminal justice and policing. We work hard to try and ensure that UK Government policies in this area are compatible with our devolved programme of Government and reflect the collaboration necessary to deliver devolved and non-devolved front line services.
Aims and commitments
Our Programme for Government commitments include ensuring that people have a high-quality, warm, secure and energy-efficient home to live in. Some of the ways we will do this include:
- improving the choice of housing available through encouraging the release of land to build affordable housing
- improving the quality of housing available by continuing to implement and monitor the Welsh Housing Quality Standard
- improving housing services and support by to improve services and opportunities for groups who experience discrimination
- reducing the level of crime and fear of crime
- reducing the harm associated with drug and alcohol misuse
- reducing rates of domestic abuse and violence against women
- improving safety in communities.