Weekly Round Up – 1st July

It’s been another busy week, and here are some of my highlights from the past seven days.


  1. Service of Remembrance in Aberdare for the 40th anniversary for the Falklands War.
  2. Met with the Principal of Coleg y Cymoedd.
  3. Attended consultation in Perthcelyn Community Centre organised by ASD Rainbows.
  4. Visit to Pontypridd High School with Education Minister Jeremy Miles MS (pictured).
  5. Visited Meadowlands Care Home as part of Care Home Open Week.


  1. Scrutinized the Education Minister on the Welsh Government’s new approach to assessment and accountability in schools.
  2. Scrutinized the Deputy Social Services Minister on Welsh Government plans to enhance the school holidays for children in Wales.
  3. Asked the Welsh Government about support for small and medium-sized businesses to invest in renewable energy sources and modern equipment.
  4. Chaired a Cross-Party meeting on the role of co-operatives in delivering social care.
  5. Visited an FE college, an independent café and a farm as a member of the Senedd’s Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee.

Welsh Government

  1. Unpaid carers are being urged to apply for a £500 payment to help with the increased cost of caring during the cost-of living-crisis.
  2. The Welsh Government has launched its Basic Income pilot scheme.
  3. A new support package worth £48 million to help Wales’ bus industry survive and thrive has been announced.
  4. The First Minister has welcomed the publication of the final terms of reference for the Covid-19 public inquiry.