Our 2020 Vision is set in the context that West Wales and the East Wales Valleys regions not only have the lowest GDP in the UK, but rank among the poorest regions in Europe.
Post industrial revolution Wales, has seen the decline of all our major industries, with little or nothing to replace them. We now have a nation that experiences generational worklessness, rising poverty, epidemic substance misuse, poor health and rising homelessness and mental ill health.
In the years to 2020, we know that we are going to encounter:
Negative impacts of UK Government Welfare Reforms
Reductions in public spending
Increases in poverty and homelessness across UK and Europe
Likely restructuring of Welsh Local Government
Continuing lack of understanding or public sympathy for our client group
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