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ISHERWOOD: UK GOVERNMENT ASKED TO CONSIDER WELSH REMPLOY SOLUTION PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:48

 

Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales, Andrew RT Davies AM, has today written to the UK Government’s Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller, asking her to give consideration to the possibility of devolving the budget for Remploy factories in Wales to the Welsh Government.

Mr Davies sent the letter after discussing it with North Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, as Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing.

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ISHERWOOD: USE VOLUNTARY SECTOR TO 'RE-ABLE' OLDER PEOPLE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:48

THE vital role of the voluntary sector in delivering services to enable older people to remain independent for longer has been emphasised by North Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood.

Mr Isherwood, who last month spoke of the importance of the integration of health, social care and the voluntary sector in the delivery of reablement services at the launch of the British Red Cross Gofal North Wales Volunteer Befriending Service, has asked the First Minister what action his Government is taking to ensure that, where reablement services are best delivered through the third sector, public sector bodies commission them there rather than seeking to deliver them themselves.

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ISHERWOOD: BUDGET GOOD NEWS FOR NORTH WALES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:47

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has welcomed the benefits to North Wales announced in today’s budget.

 

Mr Isherwood said: “This is a good budget for North Wales. I particularly welcome the increased funding for Deeside Enterprise Zone. To support growth and investment, the Government has agreed to make 100 per cent capital allowances for plant or machinery investment available from 1 April 2012 at designated sites within enterprise areas in Wales. The agreed site is in North Wales at Deeside, North Wales.

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ISHERWOOD: FUNDING FOR WELSH UNIVERSITIES LIMITED BY STUDENT NUMBER CAP PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:46

 

 

 

EDUCATION MINISTER, Leighton Andrews, has been questioned over concerns that the student number cap applied to Universities in Wales also applies to students coming from England, thereby limiting the amount of revenue coming into Wales from the UK nations.

 

North Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, told the Minister that the concerns were raised at a recent University’s Annual Open Meeting and asked “why does that cap apply or is their understanding wrong?”

The Minister replied: “What we want to ensure is that, in the provision of higher education places in Welsh universities, there are opportunities for young people from Wales and from other countries to study. What is being operated by HEFCW is being done in a very balanced way.”

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ISHERWOOD: WELSH GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO SUPPORT VITAL DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES IN NORTH WALES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:45

 

 

THE Welsh Government has been slammed for refusing to support vital services operating in North Wales for victims of domestic violence and sexual violence.

 

Without a small amount of Welsh Government funding, from April the Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) post for Conwy and Denbighshire will be reduced to just 14.8hrs per week, while the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) post for North Wales is being reduced to part-time.

The UK Home Office has provided Hafan Cymru with an annual £10,000 for the Conwy and Denbighshire IDVA and £100,000 over  five years for the North Wales ISVA.

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