The Welsh Government is determined to deliver more and better jobs through a stronger, fairer economy.
We are committed to improving and reforming public services and building a united, connected and sustainable Wales.
We are keen to hear views from as many people as possible about a new approach to building resilient communities across Wales, supporting and enabling them to prosper.
The new approach focuses on three priority areas of Employment, Early Years and Empowerment. By prioritising in this way, we want to create communities that offer children the best start in life, communities that are ready and able to work and communities where the voices of local people are heard clearly when decisions are made.
As well as asking for your views on how these priorities can support greater prosperity and resilience, we are seeking views from people who have personal experience of Communities First. The programme was launched 15 years ago, and has supported many people in some of our most deprived communities. In that time, however, our economy and society have been through huge changes. Consequently, the Cabinet Secretary for Communities has said that he is minded to phase out the Communities First programme. He is clear that the employability programmes, Communities for Work and LIFT, will continue.
Your views on how we engage, support and strengthen communities through our new approach, centred on further increasing the resilience of communities to promote opportunities for all, will be vital. We look forward to hearing from you.
Give us your views on our new approach to building resilient communities
Choose from 1 of the following options to complete a short questionnaire:
- I have personal experience of Communities First
- I don’t have any personal experience of Communities First
Alternatively contact us directly at: TalkCommunities@wales.gsi.gov.uk or write to us at:Talk Communities
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