Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Over £1m of Welsh Government funding helps children get a Flying Start
Over £1m of Welsh Government funding has been allocated to 33 Flying Start projects across Wales to help them improve their facilities, Carl Sargeant announced today.
- Swansea based Oyster Bay Systems expands and set to create 19 new jobs with Welsh Government support
- Welsh Government to invest over £2m to develop Welsh ports
- Over £1m of Welsh Government funding helps children get a Flying Start
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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.