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Commentary 11 October 2021
New insight into loneliness in Wales
New analysis by the Wales Centre for Public Policy gives important new insights into how different characteristics can multiply people’s risk of loneliness. Until...
Commentary 2 September 2021
A pandemic called loneliness
When I was asked to attend the event on ‘Tackling loneliness in Wales through the pandemic and beyond’ as a representative for my organisation (Carmarthenshire...
Commentary 18 August 2021
Volunteering and wellbeing in the pandemic: Learning from practice
We’ve heard a lot about the valuable role of volunteering in supporting communities through the pandemic. But when we looked at the evidence base...
Commentary 4 August 2021
Why go back to the office?
The Coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly catalysed one of the most rapid transformations in many people’s working lives for decades. UK data suggests that while 5%...
Commentary 13 July 2021
What I’d tell the Beatles about loneliness
To be honest, I’m not really a big Beatles fan. But oddly, when it comes to singing songs in the shower, “Eleanor Rigby” with “...
Commentary 30 June 2021
The future of Wales’ farming policy
The Welsh Government is currently developing agricultural policy proposals which aim to support farmers in adopting sustainable farming practices. Their intentions for primary legislation can...
Commentary 23 June 2021
Five years on from the Brexit referendum
Five years ago today the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), a process which culminated in the beginning of a new trade relationship...
Commentary 9 June 2021
Implementing the Socio-economic Duty: learning from experience
On 31st March 2021, the Welsh Government commenced section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, known as the socio-economic duty. It requires that public bodies, when making strategic...