Answers to questions not reached in Plenary17/05/2023
Answers are published in the language in which they are provided, with a translation into English of responses provided in Welsh.
Questions For - Minister for Social Justice
What assessment has the Minister made of the impact of living in temporary accommodation on child poverty?
Our 'Ending Homelessness in Wales: A high level action plan 2021-2026' recognises poverty as a structural cause of homelessness. The plan sets out our ambition to reduce our dependency on temporary accommodation as part of our transformational shift towards rapid rehousing. In support of this, we are investing over £210 million in homelessness and housing support services.
What consideration has the Welsh Government given to working with voluntary organisations and local authorities to support a pilot multi-bank in Bridgend and Ogmore as a practical response to individual household poverty?
Across Government, Ministers are considering new and innovative activities such as multibanks in the development and delivery of their programme for government commitments and within their policies and service delivery considerations, in order to tackle poverty in our most vulnerable communities.
Will the Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government's plans to improve women's safety?
We have strengthened our violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence strategy to include violence and abuse in all public spaces and are delivering this through a blueprint approach in collaboration with partners and survivors. This is a societal problem that requires a societal response.