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Commentary 12 October 2022
Are the Welsh Government’s plans for the Welsh NHS Executive a missed opportunity?
With so much of the focus on the NHS being given to waiting times, it was easy to miss the Welsh Government’s update on...
Commentary 12 October 2022
What does the Welsh health and social care system look like?
Our previous blog, Is healthcare in Wales really that different?, sets out some of the key features of the Welsh health and social care system,...
Commentary 11 October 2022
Social care workforce crisis in Wales: what is causing it and what is being done to fix it?
The consistent message in recent submissions to the Senedd enquiry on the Health and Social Care workforce strategy was that the social care workforce is...
Commentary 6 October 2022
Taking stock of our Research Apprentice scheme
The Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP) introduced the Research Apprenticeship scheme in 2017. The scheme aims to build the capacity of early-career researchers to engage...
Commentary 4 October 2022
Evidence and An Anti-Racist Wales
On 7 June, the Welsh Government launched its new Action Plan to forge An Anti-Racist Wales by 2030. The work will involve identifying and eradicating the systems,...
Commentary 30 September 2022
Promoting pathways out of poverty – and preventing the pitfalls of poverty entry
Enabling ‘pathways’ out of poverty must be a fundamental goal of any anti-poverty strategy. But how should such a strategy seek to achieve this? And...
Commentary 29 September 2022
Being poor in Wales – why where you live matters
Several of the challenges faced by people living in poverty or social exclusion in Wales relate to where they live. Local costs of living, affordability...
Commentary 27 September 2022
Running on empty: why we need reform in the cost-of-living crisis
During the initial months of the pandemic, when various protections were in place – such as the £20 per week uplift to Universal Credit – the number of...