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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 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 “...
past event
Tackling loneliness in Wales through the pandemic and beyond
14 July 2021
The Wales Centre for Public Policy is convening a digital engagement programme to bring together key stakeholders working across the loneliness policy and public service...
Projects
Well-being briefings for Public Services Boards
Public Services Boards (PSBs) are required by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to produce well-being assessments every five years, in line with local...
Publications 9 June 2021
The Welsh Government’s use of policy tools for mainstreaming equalities
From the onset of devolution, the Welsh Government has had a statutory duty to mainstream equality of opportunity in all of its activities. Following two...
Publications 7 June 2021
Volunteering and wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic
Volunteering has played a crucial role in supporting communities during the pandemic. Interest in volunteering saw a dramatic spike early in the pandemic, and volunteers...
Commentary 7 June 2021
Volunteering lessons from the pandemic
Amanda Carr, Director of Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS), reflects on how new research into volunteering and wellbeing during the pandemic matches up with...