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Businesses targeted by digital skills event

There is a digital skills shortage in Wales which ranges from people who don’t have basic digital skills, to skills required for employment and then advanced digital skills.  We base our figures on the National Survey for Wales from Welsh Government which shows that back in 2014/15 there were over 450,000 people not on the […]

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Sanctuary award for Digital Communities Wales

Digital Communities Wales (DCW) has received an award from Swansea City of Sanctuary for its work developing a toolkit to support the digital needs of people seeking sanctuary.  DCW also delivered training to senior mentors, covering basic digital skills and specific apps and tools that could help newly arrived people. These mentors volunteer on the […]

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Rhian charts financial inclusion progress as Champions project ends

Rhian Hughes reflects on the development of financial inclusion services during her 16 years at the Wales Co-operative Centre This month sees the end of the Financial Inclusion Champions project in Wales and, as the North Wales Financial Inclusion Champion, I will be saying farewell to the Wales Co-operative Centre after 16 years. I started […]

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New-look website to help people with money advice

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today, we’re […]

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Mental health and money issues highlighted by support project

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today we […]

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Innovative project helps housing tenants access IT kit and support

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries or recipients of that support. […]

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Financial inclusion support eases woman’s mental health problems

Recent statistics show that 23% of Wales’ population, 700,000 people, are struggling to make ends meet[1]). Poverty cannot be eradicated if essentials like housing, food and energy are unaffordable for people on low and modest incomes. The Welsh Government has made significant progress towards meeting the needs of people with complex needs, including action on […]

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Could we have helped Daniel Blake?

The Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign that we’re currently running at the Wales Co-operative Centre has made me think of a story that has captured the nation’s thoughts in recent months – ‘I, Daniel Blake’. When I watched it in the cinema I was moved to tears, probably more than any other film I’ve seen. I […]

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Project provides critical support to save Newport man from homelessness

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign will demonstrate a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today we […]

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Library and Job Centre staff join forces to reduce poverty in Conwy

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign will demonstrate a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today we […]

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