Author Archives: leannemariecotter

Discretionary Assistance Fund Falling Short?

Discretionary Assistance Fund Falling Short?                        What happens when someone has no money – nothing at all? From April 2nd you’ll apply for help from the Welsh Government’s Discretionary Assistance Fund.  The contract to operate this £10.2m Fund has been awarded to Northgate Public Services working with Family Fund Trading and Wrexham CBC. Many […]

Cuts Watch Cymru Lauch Housing Action Paper

Cuts Watch Cymru has recently completed its action paper on Housing reform. The paper firstly highlights the impact of changes to housing policy in Wales, before presenting steps the government could take to reduce the impact of housing reform. The report was sent direct to Huw Lewis Minister for Housing, Regeneration, and Heritage, and Leighton […]

Analysing the Impact of the UK Government’s Welfare Reforms in Wales

Analysing the impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms in Wales – Stage 1 Analysis The Welsh Government’s Ministerial Task and Finish Group for Welfare Reform has commissioned a programme of work to assess the impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms in Wales. The report outlines the key findings from Stage 1 of the […]