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Councils are calling for more investment in social care
here after extra money was announced for England in the
Social care funding in Wales has been protected
in the past few years.
Labour Assembly Member Eluned Morgan told BBC Wales' Sunday Politics
programme more money isn't enough, and a new strategy is needed
to deal with the demands of an ageing population.
Bethan Lewis reports.
You work out in the garden?
Jonathan Parker and his family are amongst the thousands that
depend on social care.
Support workers provide 17 hours a week of care
and support for Jonathan.
I go swimming.
I go for walks.
I go for walks and I go, I go bowling.
The council pays an organisation to provide support for Jonathan
so he can live at home and be independent.
In the budget, the Chancellor announced an extra ?2 billion
for adult social care in England, as a result of that another
spending announcements, the UK Government says over four
years still be around ?50 million a year for the Welsh government.
It's not clear yet how much of that, if any, will go to social care,
but Welsh councils say there is an urgent need
for a substantial injection of cash.
We've got a ?90 million pressure on an annual basis
on Welsh social care, so, you know, even if the whole
50 million goes in from the Welsh government, it still doesn't mean
the entirety of that pressure.
I think there is potential for us to marry here economic development
with the care service, in the sense that we could be
starting to build homes, for example, that are adequate
for a longer term future for housing older people.
That is something where we could build an economic
I think that we can start to look creatively at.
Providing care at home is the main theme of a plan
published this week by a new organisation.
Social Care in Wales launches officially next month and takes over
from the care Council but with beefed up responsibilities.
These are not simple issues.
These are very complex issues and a growing situation.
But I'm confident that we have here in Wales the tools to get
to grips with the challenges that we have got.
The Welsh government will have to balance competing demands
on the extra cash from the budget, but whatever the decision,
it's certain more money will provide all the answers.
A new operator will run flights between Cardiff and Anglesey
from tomorrow morning.
Eastern Airways has been appointed to run the service
after the previous operator City Wing went into liquidation.
The Welsh government pays an annual subsidy
of ?1.2 million to run the route.
All pre-booked tickets will be valid on the new planes.
A 22-year-old man was treated in hospital after an incident
in Swansea City Centre in the early hours of this morning.
Police went to the Kingsway at around half past 3
following a report of an assault.
Another man was arrested and remains in custody.
Nearby roads were closed for a short time to allow forensic
examinations to take place but have since reopened.
Speaking up for voters who oppose Brexit will help
the Welsh Liberal Democrats in May's local elections.
That's according to their President Roger Williams
who was speaking at the party's conference in Swansea.
Delegates there voted to call on the UK government to allow
a referendum on the terms of leaving the EU.
More from our political reporter, Cemlyn Davies.
Outside the conference venue today, clear signs that spring has sprung,
and after a long, bleak time in the electrical cold,
the Liberal Democrats feel they are finally
sprouting green shoots, too.
The party believes it can use it is clear united opposition
to Brexit to woo voters who wanted Britain to stay in the EU.
I didn't want the result but I accepted the result.
And the Liberal Democrats have accepted the result.
It's the will of the people but we also were very conscious that
15 million people voted to stay within the European Union as well.
And they have, they have...
We have to take into account everyone,
We have to take into account their view,
because they have a role to play in this process as well.
Ahead of the council elections, the Welsh Liberal Democrats
are clearly targeting those who voted remain last June.
But of course Wales as a whole, like the UK, voted to leave the EU.
And so with another electoral test fast approaching,
the party is well aware that it still has plenty of work to do
to ensure its recent progress isn't nipped in the bud in May.
A quick look at the weather and tonight will be dry with clear
spells for most places.
It will turn rather chilly compared to recent nights, with patchy frost
in some rural spots.
Some thicker cloud possibly arriving in the north-west later.
Temperatures down to 3 Celsius in places.
Monday will be mainly fine and dry, with bright or sunny spells.
Although, it'll be cloudier for a time in the west with some
rain over the hills.
Feeling mild again - with highs of 15 Celsius.
That's it from the BBC Wales today newsteam for now.
Join us for the latest at 10.20pm.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.