From March 2017 many of the Communities First programmes that take place in BRG will be reduced or no longer exist. This is due to the Welsh Government needing to make budget cuts across Wales.
Read the latest articles:
BBC News – Communities First shake-up concerns help-groups
BBC News – “Communities First areas in limbo, think tank warns”.
Cardiff University – Communities First creates a lifeline for many
Wales Online – Phasing out Communities First could have a devastating effect on people in Wales
What’s your experience?
Have you learnt English through an ESOL class? Have you found work through doing a course such as childcare, construction, food hygiene, sewing? Have your children attended a homework club or summer activities? Have you met new people through ‘Chat’ and ‘FAN’ groups or been involved in cooking, gardening or volunteering projects?
Whatever your experience, the Welsh Government want to hear what YOU think about Communities First.
Please complete this questionnaire. and have a say in the future of Communities First.
To find out more about cuts to Communities First, read the Cabinet Minister for Communities and Children full announcement: “New approach needed to build resilient communities” – Carl Sargeant