The Welsh planning system needs to be more pro-active and forward-looking to encourage the provision of new housing for older people

This week we published a report of recommendations to the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty following an expert workshop on housing options for older people and what we can learn from best practice. Today, Gary Day, Group Land & Planning Director for McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder,…

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Closing the Educational Attainment Gap

Last week we published a report by Professor Chris Day on the role of Continuing Professional Development in closing the attainment gap.  Today, Professor Tommy MacKay offers his view. Breaking the link between educational attainment and poverty has come to centre stage not only in Wales but in other parts of…

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What Works in Tackling Poverty – Preliminary Findings

PPIW What Works in Tackling Poverty – Preliminary Findings. The PPIW recently hosted an event publicise the preliminary findings of the four tackling poverty projects. The event gave attendees the opportunity to hear the early findings from the projects as well as feed in ideas. The information below is a…

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What Works Centre for Wellbeing comes to Wales

We were really pleased to welcome the newly established What Works Centre for Wellbeing to Wales recently.  This was the starting point of an ongoing dialogue between ourselves and the Centre to ensure their work is relevant to and used by policy makers and practitioners across Wales. In this blog are…

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How can we Increase Diversity in Local Government?

Throughout this week, the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) has run a series of blogs which focused on issues surrounding diversity in local government.  The PPIW was asked by Welsh Ministers to provide expert advice on increasing diversity among councillors in Wales.  Part of this work involved recognised expert…

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