Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18.
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- Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
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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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There are estimated to be more than 370,000 carers in Wales, and we are committed to improving the lives of carers of all ages.
Carers Strategy for Wales
The latest version of the Carers Strategy for Wales was published in June 2013.
Since it was last updated in 2007, much has been achieved The updated strategy builds on this success providing the means for Welsh agencies to work together to deliver services and support to carers.
A detailed delivery plan will be published by the end of the year.
Carers information and consultation strategies
In 2012, all the Local Health Boards in Wales published a carers information and consultation strategy. Wales Ambulance Trust and Velindre NHS (cancer services) Trust also published carers strategies.
These strategies were written in partnership with local authorities and in consultation with local carers. This was to meet a requirement under the Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010.
Young carers toolkit
A Young carers toolkit website (external link) has been developed for professionals who have contact with young carers and young adult carers.
Supporting young carers and young adult carers is a priority within the Carers Strategy for Wales. Young carers are children and young people up to age 18 who support a family member who is disabled, ill, or affected by substance misuse.
Young adult carers are aged 18 to 25.