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Comment & Analysis

Short, sharp and informative commentary and analysis from the Bevan Foundation team, our members and occasional guests.

All views are those of the contributors and are not necessarily shared by the Bevan Foundation.


Wales’ jobs miracle?

May 21st 2018

Victoria Winckler looks at Wales’ ‘jobs miracle’.   A lot of our reports and articles are full of doom and gloom – perhaps inevitable when our aim is to develop solutions to some of Wales’most challenging problems. But our latest Read more »

Keep Wales’ School Uniform Grant

April 5th 2018

As news breaks that Wales’ poorest children are to lose help with essential school uniforms, Victoria Winckler says the grant should be reinstated. BBC Wales has revealed that the Welsh Government plans to scrap the School Uniform Grant in 2018/19.  Read more »

School dinners and Universal Credit

March 26th 2018

The Welsh Government has a unique opportunity to make sure that children from low-income families don’t go hungry, says Victoria Winckler. Each year, around one in six of Wales’ school pupils claims a free school meal because their parents receive Read more »

Poverty causes homelessness

March 19th 2018

Bad weather has brought the plight of rough sleepers into the spotlight. Victoria Winckler finds evidence that the root cause is poverty. The recent bad weather has focused attention once again on the growing numbers of rough sleepers in Wales’ Read more »

Poverty: lessons from Belfast

February 21st 2018

Victoria Winckler asks what lessons Wales can learn from efforts to solve poverty in Northern Ireland. Yesterday I had the honour of contributing to the launch of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s latest poverty monitor.  No, this wasn’t in or even Read more »

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In Print

Supporter Magazine

Exchange Issue 10, Spring 2018

“Refreshing, timely and balanced – Exchange has its finger on the pulse” The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine brings together a range of contributors to explore some of the most current and important issues in Welsh public life. Read more »

Exchange – Issue 9

Well-being in Wales The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine looks at well-being in Wales from a range of different perspectives. Our excellent range of contributors looks at health and social care in Wales while considering different aspects of Read more »

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Other Publications

Response to the Green Paper on Local Government

The Bevan Foundation has submitted its response to the Green Paper on local government reform. The Bevan Foundation’s response to the Welsh Government’s Green Paper ‘Strengthening Local Government, Delivering for People‘ argues that the Welsh Government needs to address the Read more »

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Events

June 22nd 2018

Community Film Screening: I, Daniel Blake

The Bevan Foundation and Dove Workshop present I, Daniel Blake as part of Adult Learners’ Week 2018 “… a powerful, beautiful drama about dignity in the face of humiliation.” Friday, 22nd June 2018 at Dove Workshop 6.00 Refreshments    6.30 Film Read more »

June 26th 2018

Community Film Screening: I, Daniel Blake

The Bevan Foundation and Merthyr Valley Homes present I, Daniel Blake as part of Adult Learners’ Week 2018 “… a powerful, beautiful drama about dignity in the face of humiliation.” Tuesday, 26th June 2018 12.30 Refreshments          1.00 Film starts    3.00 Read more »