Recycling still on the up in Wales
More local authorities than ever are hitting their recycling targets according to new figures published today.
- Hi-tech engineering facility in Mid Wales opened by First Minister
- Two more Carwyn Connect dates announced
Featured Article »Celebrating success in the creative and arts sectors in Wales
- Recycling still on the up in Wales
- A call for proposals on a migrant Roma strategy for Wales
- Draft Statutory Guidance on Multi-Agency Collaboration in respect of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- A framework for managing the night time economy in Wales
- Charging guidance to Ofwat (the economic regulator of the water sector)
- Care and Support (Business Failure) (Wales) Regulations 2015 and the Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) (Wales) Regulations 2015, stemming from the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Our healthy future
Our Healthy Future sets the foundation for the Government’s ambitions for public health.
It does this by focusing on 6 action areas:
- health and wellbeing throughout life
- healthy sustainable communities
- reduced inequities in health
- prevention and early intervention
- health as a shared goal
- strengthening evidence and monitoring progress.
These areas are a way to structure thinking and planning. They help government and its partners to deliver the 10 priority outcomes:
- reducing inequities in health
- reducing the level of smoking
- increasing physical activity
- reducing unhealthy eating
- stopping the growing harm from alcohol and drugs
- reducing the number of teenage pregnancies
- improving health in the workplace
- increasing immunisation rates
- improving people’s mental well-being
- reducing the number of accidents and injuries.
Some outcomes are supported by national plans:
- Fairer Health Outcomes For All - reduce Inequities in health
- Tobacco Control Strategy for Wales - reduce the level of smoking
- Sexual Health and Wellbeing Action Plan - reduce the number of teenage pregnancies.
Locally, the priority outcomes are being incorporated by local authorities and Health Boards in their planning.
Welsh Local Government association - links to authorities (external link)
Local Health Boards in Wales (external link)
Fairer health outcomes for all
The Welsh Government launched Fairer Health Outcomes for All (FHOFA) in March 2011.
The plan seeks to develop a health aspect to all policies across Government, to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequities.
It builds on the action areas by focusing on:
- giving children a healthy start
- health assets (factors which improve health and well-being) in communities
- improving the health of the working age population
- better evidence on interventions
- improving levels of health literacy in Wales.
Action in policy areas such as:
- education and skills
- economic development
can make a significant contribution to reducing inequities in health.