On 14th February 2017, Welsh Government confirmed that Communities First will be phased out by 31st March 2018 and outlined a new approach that will be taken to tackling poverty across Wales. Some funding is available to provide employment service and to build Resilient Communities and Cardiff Council would like to engage with as many people as possible about the way forward. Cardiff Council have set out a proposal for a city wide Employment Service based on need and not restricted by post code and would like your views on this.
They want to hear about people’s experience of the Communities First Programme and what gaps there will be after it closes. They also want to know how people would like to get involved with local activities and projects and how they could influence and shape the communities they live in. The consultation will be launched on 6th September and will run until the 4th October. We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part so will be running a series of community engagement sessions alongside job club activities in Hubs and other community buildings.
The results from the consultation will help inform both the employment services proposal and the use of the new funding going forward and will be used to inform a report that will go to the Councils Cabinet in November.
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