Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defences and renewable energy schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs.
- Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
- Welsh team set to compete at Special Olympics, thanks to Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales funding
- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Chief Optometric Adviser
Supporting the Welsh Government with professional advice on optometry matters relating to health.
The Chief Optometric Advisor provides independent professional advice relating to optometric services and eye health matters in Wales.
- leads the optometry profession in Wales and has a strategic role in eye health regulation, education, training, standards and performance
- leads the development of policy and legislation relating to the optometry profession and eye health
- works across all Welsh Government departments and with a range of external partners to improve eye health and reduce inequalities.
The Chief Optometric Advisor works closely with:
- other government departments and stakeholders to coordinate eye health activity and information
- Health Boards to encourage and strengthen local engagement, developing appropriate responses to eye health issues across Wales
- the General Optical Council
- Optometry Wales
- Public Health Wales.
Poor eye health is a common and growing problem in Wales because of the aging population. This is of concern because sight loss affects every part of a person’s life and has a dramatic impact on wellbeing. About half of sight loss could be prevented and early identification and intervention is crucial.
We have been active in the development of eye health care to preserve sight through the early detection of eye disease and to help those who develop sight loss and whose sight is unlikely to improve.