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We’re scrapping right to buy in Wales to protect vulnerable families

People should be able to get on the property ladder without it depleting our social housing stock. We must ensure everybody has a decent place to live.

Plaid Cymru Blasts Unacceptable Levels Of Child Poverty In Wales

Plaid Cymru candidate Helen Mary Jones says the party would introduction of a "new Child Poverty Action Plan" to help end child poverty in Wales.

Conservatives Under Pressure To Come Clean On £12bn Benefit Cuts

The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 22 (14/03/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.

£20 Million Fund To Support Severely Disabled People In Wales

A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 severely disabled people in Wales, has been announced by the Welsh Government.

Wales ‘Hardest Hit’ By Hated Bedroom Tax, Says Watchdog

Social housing tenants living in Wales have been disproportionately affected by the Government's hated 'bedroom tax', new research reveals.

New Plans To Reduce The Number Of Children Admitted To Mental Health Wards In Wales

Plans to reduce inappropriate admissions of children to adult mental health wards have been published by the Welsh Government.

£8.2 Million Grant To Help Train Social Care Workforce In Wales

The Welsh Government has set out how a multi-million pound grant will be used to support the essential training of the social care workforce in Wales.

Funding Boost For ‘Under Pressure’ Advice Services In Wales

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has announced that the current level of Welsh government funding will be doubled from £1 million to £2 million.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.