Kirsty visits Shared Lives in Powys, meeting a carer who opened up her home and the vulnerable adult she supports

Kirsty Williams AM has visited a local Shared Lives service, meeting a carer who has supported a vulnerable young adult by welcoming him into her home.

Shared Lives services operate by matching someone who needs help to live independently with a Shared Lives carer. They then move into the carer’s home and are supported by them to manage their challenges and achieve their personal goals.

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Extra support for town centre regeneration is welcome, says Kirsty

Two towns in Brecon and Radnorshire are set to benefit from Welsh Government funding to support regeneration projects.

The ‘Town Centre Property Investment Fund’ is part of efforts to bring commercial, residential and retail floor space back into beneficial business use.

£2.14million has been allocated across Powys and Ceredigion, with the County Councils responsible for operating the programme in their respective areas. It focuses on Brecon and Llandrindod Wells, as well as Lampeter, Llandysul, Newtown and Tregaron.

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New consultation on tenant farming launched

Kirsty Williams AM is encouraging people or organisations with an interest in tenant farming to engage with a new consultation which sets forward proposals to overhaul agricultural tenancy laws.

Aims of the proposals including modernising the sector, removing barriers to productivity levels, and making it easier for structural changes in the tenant farming sector.

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Progress in residential care users keeping more of their money is welcomed by local Liberal Democrats

Jane Dodds and Kirsty Williams have welcomed an announcement that means residential care users can keep hold of more of their savings and investments.

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Five projects in Brecon & Radnorshire awarded £33,864 in lottery funding

In March 2019 five projects across Brecon and Radnorshire benefitted from a total of £33,864 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

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GP services at Cwmllynfell Surgery

Swansea Bay University Health Board has announced that the Amman Tawe Partnership has requested to close their premises in Cwmllynfell and increase their services in Ystalyfera and Brynamman.

Many people in Brecon and Radnorshire access GP services at these sites. People with views on the proposals are being encouraged to get them across before the deadline of Monday 20th May.

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