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Commentary 6 November 2020
Building on strong foundations: the volunteer response to the pandemic in Wales
Emma Taylor-Collins and Hannah Durrant from Wales Centre for Public Policy, and WCVA’s Helpforce Cymru Manager Fiona Liddell look for a pattern in recent...
Commentary 3 November 2020
A Conversation on Wales’ Future
On 18th September 2020 we, along with our colleagues at WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data), hosted a webinar in which Carwyn...
Commentary 29 October 2020
What does Brexit mean for the Welsh health and social care workforce?
Regardless of what happens on the broader Brexit negotiations, change is coming on January 1; free movement will end, and the new “points-based system” will be...
Commentary 14 August 2020
The Vital Role of Tertiary Education
Post-16 education and training are vital to individual opportunity and to the green economic growth Wales needs if it is to match the ambition of...
Commentary 3 July 2020
Devolution and the Coronavirus pandemic in Wales: doing things differently, doing things together?
In a Senedd debate in May both First Minister Mark Drakeford and Welsh Brexit Party Leader Mark Reckless found themselves agreeing that the Coronavirus pandemic...
Commentary 1 July 2020
How are we going to fund social care?
The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted, more than ever, the importance of funding social care. Local authorities are concerned about meeting their statutory duties, paying care...
Commentary 26 June 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic and the cost of health
The current Coronavirus pandemic has brought healthcare and science experts to the centre of public debate. Questions about rationing resources such as access to specialist...
Commentary 24 June 2020
Financial vulnerability in the pandemic: a dilemma for local authorities
The Coronavirus pandemic has necessitated a shift in the way in which we, as a society, think about vulnerability. Historically, we have tended towards a...