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6th August 2014

Social Services Minister: New Act 'will strengthen Welsh language provision in social care'

The Welsh Government's Social Services Minister, Gwenda Thomas, has said that the new Social Services (Wales) Act which comes into force in 2016 will greatly strengthen Welsh language provision within social services and social care in Wales.

Speaking on the Maes at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli, Ms Thomas, said: "I fully support the promotion of Welsh language service provision in social care.

"This new law puts people at the very heart of social services. It ensures they have a say in the services they need to live their lives in the way they want to."

She added: "I am firmly committed to promoting the Welsh language and to securing its proper place in our public services. So I’m very pleased we have been able to legislate to ensure that the NHS and local government work together to support those who want to live their lives through the medium of Welsh, and to provide the services to allow them to do so."

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