Issue - meetings
Welsh Government (WG) Programmes - summer of Fun, Winter of Wellbeing
Meeting: 12/07/2022 - Cabinet (Item 19)
19 Welsh Government (WG) Programmes - Summer of Fun, Winter of Wellbeing PDF 127 KB
- Appendix 1 - EY&C Scruitny Report , Summer of Fun Dec 2021, item 19 PDF 231 KB
- Appendix 2 - Summer of Fun 2021 Evaluation Report, item 19 PDF 116 KB
- Appendix 3 - WG Guidelines for Summer of Fun, item 19 PDF 131 KB
- Webcast for Welsh Government (WG) Programmes - Summer of Fun, Winter of Wellbeing
As detailed in the recommendations.
Councillor Roberts introduced the item and explained that during the spring of 2021 the Children’s Commissioner for Wales initiated a discussion with Welsh Government (WG) and local authorities about the need to make provision for children and young people to have access to fun activities to try and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic on their emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
The Chief Officer (Education and Youth) added that WG made funding available to local authorities and other national organisations to deliver a ‘Summer of Fun’. This was successfully delivered in Flintshire alongside play schemes and reported to Education Overview & Scrutiny Committee in December 2021. The success of the scheme, which was independently evaluated, resulted in WG providing more funding for a ‘Winter of Wellbeing programme over the winter of 2021-2022 and had recently confirmed additional funding for another ‘Summer of Fun’ this year.
The report provided an overview of the Council’s delivery of those programmes and the WG evaluation report. Locations were being collated at the request of Education, Youth and Culture Overview and Scrutiny Committee and would be shared with all Members when complete.
Councillors Johnson and Bithell welcomed the wide range of activities being made available to children and young people over the summer period.
That Cabinet be reassured that children and young people in Flintshire have benefitted from Welsh Government funding through the Winter of Wellbeing Programme.