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Thriving communities in Wales being supported

The Welsh Government is celebrating the impact of the Co-operation Agreement as it supports thriving communities.

Signed in December 2021 and lasting three years, the Co-operation Agreement lays out a wide range of commitments that look to support communities and ensure that people can afford to live and work in their local areas. Part of these plans include:

  • Taking action to address second homes and the state of unaffordable housing
  • Exploring the possibility of a National Care and Support Service for Wales
  • Increasing the range of vocational qualifications that are ‘made in Wales’
  • Promoting the use of the Welsh language daily, and in more places
  • Tackling poverty and inequality

Mark Drakeford, First Minister, said:

“We want all our communities across Wales to be places where children can grow up, close to their local school; where young people and families can put down roots, near to their place of work and where people can grow old after their retirement.

“We want Wales to be a place of vibrant and thriving communities for everyone – whatever their age.

“Across Pembrokeshire, we have seen some excellent examples of schemes supporting people to live locally.”

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said:

“From the introduction of universal free school meals for primary school children, free childcare for all two year-olds, strengthening Welsh medium education and radical action to address the housing crisis, the Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru is delivering positive change in communities across Wales.

“I look forward to seeing these policies continue to develop as we work together through the Agreement.”

This development comes as part of a series of Pembrokeshire visits being undertaken by the First Minister and Price today (27th April 2023).


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