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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
The Department for Local Government and Communities supports research on community related projects.
A review into Not for Profit (NFP) Advice Services was commissioned in light of the unprecedented pressures they are facing given reduction in their funding, alongside the rising demand for advice in the current economic climate.
The focus of the review was to provide an assessment of the original purposes of the grant and to see whether they need updating.
This report provides a review of the research into the economic and social benefits of digital inclusion for individuals and wider society.
To help inform the development of the Welsh Government’s Delivering Digital Inclusion framework, this report presents a synthesis of available evidence on digital inclusion and engagement in Wales.
Paying the Price of Being Poor looks at what should be done to help low income households who are penalised simply because they do not have buying power.
The Deputy Minister for Regeneration, Leighton Andrews AM launched the Welsh Assembly Government's 'Review of the credit union movement in Wales' on 15th October 2009, World Credit Union Day.
This report outlines the findings of an evaluation of the Volunteering Grants Programme commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government and undertaken by Old Bell 3 Ltd.
Download the executive summary and final report here.
The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned Wavehill Consulting to carry out an evaluation of the Communities First (Music) Trust Fund and to make recommendations on the future of the fund.
The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned Old Bell3 to undertake a long-term evaluation of the Communities@One Programme.
This research was commissioned to evaluate the Communities First Trust Fund and provides recommendations for future changes.
This research was commissioned to evaluate the support that the Communities First Support Network (CFSN) has provided and the effectiveness of the network in providing it, in the context of meeting the objectives of the Communities First Programme. It identifies several principles as likely to lead ...
Research into the relationship between social enterprise and private sector Micro and Small to Medium Enterprises in Wales. The report suggests ways to create greater opportunities for integration between the sectors.
A research project to identify services provided by the voluntary sector in Powys. The study investigates the strengths and weaknesses of these services.
This evaluation of the Community Facilities and Activities Programme (CFAP) found the programme has a significant impact within the local area of each of the projects it supports.
Research investigating how to make the physical punishment of children less socially acceptable. The study also identifies the support that best helps parents avoid using physical punishment.
A report on issues relevant to the development of the Welsh Assembly Government Refugee Inclusion Strategy.
Research into the experiences and beliefs of refugees in Wales. The Report provides a detailed account of what refugees said during the focus groups. The Findings provides a summary of the focus groups' findings. The Recommendations are those of the researchers based on what they found during t ...
Research reviewing the use and understanding of a cluster of terms including 'integration' and 'inclusion'. The research discusses the recent history of policy around integration, inclusion and social cohesion in the European Union, in the UK and in Scotland and Wales.
Report on the extent and impact of in-work poverty. The report considers the implications of in-work poverty on government policy promoting work as a route out of poverty.
A report into the achievements of Communities First and issues that have affected its progress.
As part of the research into the ‘Accommodation needs of Gypsy Travellers in Wales’, the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at the University Of Birmingham and Plus Property Solutions carried out a physical condition survey of 20 identified Gypsy-Traveller sites across Wales, to assess th ...
The evaluation considers the extent to which the Assembly Government's Post Office Development Fund (PODF) achieved its objectives, and assesses the impact of PODF on funded post offices and their local communities, with a view to informing government thinking at the UK and Wales levels about a ...
In December 2004 the Welsh Assembly Government commissioned the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham to carry out research on the accommodation needs of Gypsy-Travellers in Wales to inform policy development. The research arose from a series of recommendations in the Nati ...
This report gathers information on the early impact of the PiC programme. It assesses the effectiveness of the programme’s design, using the findings to inform the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the second round of PiC.