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The number of children living in poverty in Wales has fallen, but more than a quarter of families are still on low incomes, a report has revealed. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said the number of children in Welsh low income households fell a fifth since 1999. But it said 64…
Tuesday, 4 Jul, 2006

Lobby Over Free Disabled Care

Disabled groups want Labour to re-think their policy on free care. Labour pledged at the last assembly election to provide the care, but dropped the policy in February. A coalition of disabled groups is to lobby Health Minister Brian Gibbons. In a statement, Mr Gibbons said he "recognised people's disappointment"…
Mental health patients have staged a protest in Mold over Flintshire County Council's plans to close three of its day centres. Five drop-in centres across the county will replace the current facilities. The council says the new set-up will cater for more individual needs. But those who depend on the…
Funding for an organisation to help abused women has been withdrawn after accusations of bullying of staff, BBC Wales has learned. There were also allegations of callous treatment of vulnerable women and questionable financial transactions at Ynys Mon Women's Aid. The service closed following investigations by Anglesey Council and Tai…