Category Poverty and Exclusion

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 reaction to Welsh Government Tackling Poverty Action Plan

Cuts Watch Cymru said: “The new Welsh Government Tackling Poverty Action Plan published today is right to recognise the challenges facing the increasing numbers of people living in poverty across Wales.  “The strategy emphasises the costs of poverty – not only to the individuals and families blighted by a lack of hope and basic day […]

A Pause for Thought on Poverty

With the Welsh Government’s Tackling Poverty Action Plan said to be imminent, the latest figures on poverty should give Ministers pause for thought. Most importantly, the widely-reported drop in the proportion of people living in poverty doesn’t make the need for action any less urgent. Overall, there are still about 638,000 people living in poverty […]