Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
New plans to establish an eye care service for pupils and students at special schools in Wales have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford.
- £43m schools and social housing capital boost will create 800 jobs says Jane Hutt
- A55 improvement works accelerated and £1.9m Tal-y-bont scheme to go ahead this spring
- Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
- School Pupil Eye Care Service for Wales
- Proposals relating to the Statement of Public Participation for the National Development Framework
- The draft Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2016
- Producing a New Travel Behaviour Code
- Revision of Inclusion and Pupil Support guidance
- Six Day Standstill – Consultation on the Introduction of Quarantine Units
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- Statistics & Research
A report that includes information by household type, population and average size.
Estimated households for Wales
- Between mid-2013 and mid-2014 the estimated number of households in Wales increased by around 7,900 (or 0.6 per cent), to 1.326 million by 2014.
- Over half of the overall increase was due to 1-person households which remained the most common household type in Wales, based on these estimates.
- It is estimated that overall numbers of households containing adults with children decreased whilst numbers of households containing adults without children increased.
Estimated households by local authority
- The estimated number of households increased for all authorities in Wales, except Ceredigion, between mid-2013 and mid-2014. The largest increases were for Cardiff, Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
- For eight local authorities, increases were lower than for the previous 12 months, with estimated growth of less than a hundred for Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent.
Private household population
- At a Wales level the estimated private household population has increased by over 9,000 between mid-2013 and mid-2014, compared to around 8,000 over the previous twelve months.
- Whilst the higher increase to mid-2014 was reflected across most local authorities, there were decreases in the estimated household population for Ceredigion and Blaenau Gwent.
Average household size estimates
- Estimates of average household size for Wales decreased slightly from 2.31 to 2.29 persons per household between mid-2011 and mid-2014.
- All local authorities have shown a decrease in estimated average household size since 2011, except Merthyr Tydfil which has not shown a change in average household size since 2001.
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