September 14, 2020

Child Trust Funds

This month, the first people to benefit from Child Trust Funds turn 18 and can access the money put aside for them for the first time.  A new generation of young people will see the difference a Labour government can make to their lives.  Over the next nine years, thousands of young people in Cardiff Central will be able to …

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August 25, 2020

Supertrawlers – Greenpeace Campaign

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about supertrawlers – vast industrial fishing vessels that hoover up hundreds of tonnes of fish a day with nets a mile long – who last year spent nearly 3000 hours fishing in parts of UK waters that are supposed to be protected. Our seas provide half of our oxygen, …

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August 6, 2020

Visiting Al-Ikhlas Centre in Adamsdown

Last week I visited the Al-Ikhlas Centre in Adamsdown to thank the Committee and volunteers there for their incredible work running Foodbanks throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The Committee began their foodbank collections in October of last year, but found demand skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result of their efforts, they’ve been feeding families across Cardiff since the start …

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August 4, 2020

Phone First System for Emergency Care in Cardiff – From tomorrow

From tomorrow the way we access urgent care is changing. From tomorrow, Cardiff will move to a #PhoneFirst system. More about this is available here. Patients will be encouraged to phone ahead first, and if appropriate will be given an appointment slot saving precious time and also NHS resources. This new approach is a response to COVID-19 and to ensure …

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August 3, 2020

Visiting the team at Ty Enfys Care Home

Recent months have been unprecedented for all of us, but those working in our care homes have faced likely the toughest months they ever will in protecting themselves, and their residents from COVID-19. I was pleased to have the chance to visit the brilliant staff at Ty Enfys Carehome in Pentwyn to drop off gift bags to the staff there, …

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May 29, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for May

My monthly newsletter to constituents is available here, with news about the new lockdown measures in place in Wales, more COVID-19 news and contact details for my office as we work remotely. You can read my newsletter by clicking here. If you aren’t already, you can sign up to receive my newsletter by clicking here.

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April 17, 2020

Welsh Government Economic Resilience Fund Open for Applications

Applications can now be made for the second phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund, worth £200m. The fund will provide additional financial support during the coronavirus pandemic and will help organisations to manage cash flow pressures. It will help to address gaps not met by schemes already announced by the UK Government, Welsh Government and Development Bank of …

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April 17, 2020

Check if Your Employer Can Use the Government’s Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government have produced full guidance on whether your employer(s) will be able to furlough you and how much you might expect to receive in wages. The link to the guidance is at the bottom of this post. Your employer is responsible for claiming through the Job Retention Scheme on your behalf and for paying you what you are …

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April 7, 2020

New 2 Meter Social Distancing Rule In Force in Wales

New rules to protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak have come into force since midnight last night in Wales. The regulations mean the 2-metre (6.5ft) social distancing rule will apply to any workplace, including homes, where work and repairs are being undertaken and outdoor spaces. The new rules apply to those workplaces not already covered by the original stay-at-home rules …

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April 7, 2020

Welsh Government Funds to Support Third Sector Organisations During COVID-19 Crisis

The Welsh Government will provide new funding for voluntary organisations, both at the forefront of the Coronavirus support efforts, and for the many that will be hit financially by the crisis. Welsh Government have announced two new funding streams available to charities, community groups and social enterprises in Wales. Charities and voluntary organisations in Wales are facing challenging and uncertain …

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