December, 2019


Funding doubled for older people’s oral health programme

A Welsh Government programme which helps improve the oral health of older people living in care homes has had its yearly funding doubled to half a million pounds. This will enable the programme to be offered to all care homes... (Continue reading)

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Alleviating rural hardship

Support for individuals and families. Extra funding this Christmas will aim to combat rural hardship. Scottish agriculture charity RSABI has been awarded £200,000 to provide emotional, practical and financial support to individuals and their families across rural communities and the... (Continue reading)

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Supporting children at Christmas

Funding to provide families with food and activities. Projects that support low income families will get more than £850,000 of funding this winter and throughout next year to provide food and activities for children. Some of the organisations to benefit... (Continue reading)

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Support for mental health at Christmas

Reducing stress and anxiety. People should protect their mental health this Christmas, with a range of support available for those experiencing depression, low mood, stress or anxiety. Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey also thanked people working across the NHS, social... (Continue reading)

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Funding boost for the great British pub

Communities Secretary backs the great British pub this Christmas with a new £1.15 million fund New funding will benefit an estimated 100 communities to either own their local pub or benefit from new, pub-based community services and facilities Community backed... (Continue reading)

More funding to boost adoption support

£45 million boost to help adoptive families adjust to their new lives together Thousands more children in care are set to benefit from stable, loving families following a £45 million boost to adoption services that offer music activities, play therapy... (Continue reading)

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Christmas boost for Midlands businesses

With the season of giving now upon us, recent data has revealed growing international demand for British stationery and greeting cards. Exports of greeting cards from the UK rose by 1.5% last year to a total value of nearly £63... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government Childcare Offer helping families to earn more and boosts childcare businesses

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New research published yesterday (19 Dec 2019) shows that families from across Wales who receive the Welsh Governments Childcare Offer are seeing many benefits. Including: 84% have more disposable income 57% feel work related decisions are more flexible 56% have... (Continue reading)

£20 million boost for North Wales Metro

The North Wales Metro is to benefit from a £20 million boost, continuing investment in an integrated, modern and efficient transport system for the region, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates said yesterday (19 Dec 2019). The funding boost... (Continue reading)

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PM: “Brexit vote wrapped up for Christmas”

Today, Friday 20 December, the newly formed Parliament will begin the process of ratifying the great new deal the Prime Minister negotiated with the EU. The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will have its Second Reading in the House of... (Continue reading)

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