Jon Rae, Director of Resources
 Welsh Local Government Association

28 February 2017

Y Pwyllgor Cydraddoldeb, Llywodraeth Leol a Chymunedau/

Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

ELGC(5)-08-17 Papur 4/ Paper 4


Dear Jon

We recently took oral evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure to help shape our forthcoming work looking at poverty in Wales. The transcript is available here.

One of the issues discussed was unclaimed benefits [RoP paragraphs 90-97]. The Welsh Government highlighted projects which aim to minimise levels of unclaimed benefits such as Better Advice, Better Lives, and providing benefits advice in primary care settings.

We are also aware that there are examples of good practice within local government, such as the funding of benefit rights advisors [RoP paragraphs 117-120]. We would welcome further information on any examples of effective good practice which are helping to ensure people are claiming all the benefits that they are entitled to.


If you want any further information on this request or the committee’s work in this area, please contact the Committee Clerk, Naomi Stocks, or 0300 200 6222.


Yours sincerely

John Griffiths AM





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