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Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
An initiative for mental health service users has won an innovation award. Cardiff University’s School of Psychology worked with Welsh Government to reduce the risk of suicide or physical harm to others for mental health service users. The resulting Wales Applied Risk Research Network (WARRN) is helping to ensure a…
A residential child care worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found she’d formed an inappropriate relationship with a former resident of the home where she worked. The hearing heard that Deborah Elaine…
Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
Singer Charlotte Church has released a special Christmas programme, encouraging people to do more to help the homeless around the festive season. In the short documentary, broadcast on BBC iPlayer on Thursday, the mother-of-two visits organisations in her home town of Cardiff, who are using music to support people living…
I am delighted to be opening the Inquiry office in Wales this week and speaking directly with some of the organisations who provide support for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. I’m attending as Chair of the Inquiry and along with the three members of the Inquiry’s Panel, Dru…
The Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Professor Alexis Jay, is in Cardiff today to attend an event at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to mark the opening of the Inquiry’s Welsh office and the start of the Inquiry’s Truth Project in Wales. The Chair will be accompanied…
The 14th annual Wales Care Awards took place in Cardiff over the weekend with the winners celebrating at City Hall in Cardiff. There were 15 main awards plus four special awards announced on the night – the Dignity in Care Award, sponsored by the Welsh Government, the Bryn Terfel Foundation…
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