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Welsh councils say more investment in social care is needed

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here after extra money was announced for England in the

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Social care funding in Wales has been protected

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Labour Assembly Member Eluned Morgan told BBC Wales' Sunday Politics

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programme a new strategy is needed to deal with the demands

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Jonathan Parker and his family are amongst the thousands that

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Support workers provide 17 hours a week of care

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I go for walks and I go, I go bowling.

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The council pays an organisation to provide support for Jonathan

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so he can live at home and be independent.

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In the budget, the Chancellor announced an extra ?2 billion

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As a result of that and other spending announcements,

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the UK Government says, over four years, there will be

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around ?50 million a year for the Welsh government.

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It's not clear yet how much of that, if any, will go to social care,

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but Welsh councils say there is an urgent need

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We've got a ?90 million pressure on an annual basis

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on Welsh social care, so, you know, even if the whole

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50 million goes in from the Welsh government, it still doesn't meet

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I think there is potential for us to marry here economic development

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with the care service, in the sense that we could be

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starting to build homes, for example, that are adequate

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for a longer term future for housing older people.

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That is something where we could build an economic

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I think that is something we can start to be creative with.

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Providing care at home is the main theme of a plan published this week

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by a new organisation, Social Care Wales.

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It launches officially next month and takes over from the Care Council

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They are very complex issues and a growing situation.

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But I'm confident that we have here in Wales the tools now to get

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to grips with the challenges that we have got.

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The Welsh government will have to balance competing demands

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on the extra cash from the budget, but whatever the decision,

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it's certain more money won't provide all the answers.

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Flights between Cardiff and Anglesey will be run by a new operator

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Eastern Airways has been appointed to run the service

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after the previous operator City Wing went into liquidation.

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The Welsh government pays an annual subsidy

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All pre-booked tickets will be valid on the new planes.

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A 22-year-old man was treated in hospital after an incident

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in Swansea City Centre in the early hours of this morning.

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Police went to the Kingsway at around half past 3

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Nearby roads were closed for a short time to allow forensic

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Speaking up for voters who oppose Brexit will help

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the Welsh Liberal Democrats in May's local elections.

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That's according to their President Roger Williams

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who was speaking at the party's conference in Swansea.

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Delegates there voted to call on the UK government to allow

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a referendum on the terms of leaving the EU.

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The Liberal Democrats have accepted the result.

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It's the will of the people but we also were very conscious that

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15 million people voted to stay within the European Union as well.

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We have to take into account their view,

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because they have a role to play in this process as well.

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Snooker and Judd Trump has won the Player's Championship which has

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been staged in Llandudno for the first time.

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He beat Marco Fu 10-8 in the final to take home

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Before I go, a look at tomorrow's weather and it will be

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mainly fine and dry, with bright or sunny spells.

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Although, it'll be cloudier for a time in the west with some

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We're back in Breakfast tomorrow from around 6.25am.

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From all of us on the weekend team, goodnight.

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But from all of us here, have a good night.

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Good evening. For many places it was a fairly cloudy day on suspend but

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there was sunshine for western areas during the afternoon, and here are

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the clear skies at sunset in Northern

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