New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
A new law reforming the way Wales’ care and support services are regulated and inspected has been approved by Assembly Members.
- Minister visits £2m fuel poverty project
- Sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and converted housing from 2016
- New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
- Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
- Green Growth Wales – Options for investment support
- Draft water resources planning guideline
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 10 and Technical Advice Note 4: Retail Centre Development
- Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
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 »
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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.