Weekly Round Up – 28th May 2021

Please find below some of my highlights from the past seven days:-


  1. Update from CAB on their Help to Claim service which supports people to make an application during the early stages of the Universal Credit process.
  2. Meeting with the Headteacher of St Margaret’s Catholic Primary School to discuss the Big Bocs Bwyd (BBB) Project, which helps children develop an early understanding of healthy food choices while providing affordable priced food to families in the community. BBB is funded by Welsh Government. Find out more here.
  3. Met with local residents and the Wales Neurological Alliance to discuss the progress of the Welsh Government’s Neurological Delivery Plan, and plans to establish a ‘Neuro Café’ support group in Aberdare.


  1. For my first question of the term, I asked about the mineworkers pension scheme and asked the Welsh Government to do all it can to get justice for our miners. Watch here.
  2. Newly appointed Education Minister Jeremy Miles gave an important update to MSs on supporting our education system, learners and professionals. He announced an additional £19m in financial support, taking the total amount the Welsh Government has invested in education to meet the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic to £150m. I questioned the Minister on empowering teachers to teach and what best practice can be learnt from how settings have responded to the pandemic. Watch here.

    Welsh Government 

  1. The Welsh Government reaffirmed its commitment to achieving a truly racism free Wales on the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.
  2. Ministers reiterated their call that people should try and holiday in Wales this year.
  3. There was an update from the First Minister on new variants of Coronavirus.