The Assembly in your Area
The National Assembly for Wales has officers working across Wales delivering presentations and workshops, supporting Assembly business and attending summer events.
Click on the map icons below to see where the Outreach team have been recently, and where they're going to be soon.
If you would like to request a workshop or presentation from us, or are simply interested in our work, please contact us on OutreachTeam@wales.gov.uk
Projects and workshops
The Outreach Team work with a range of organisations and stakeholders across Wales on a local and national level delivering presentations and workshops to encourage understanding and engagement with the Assembly.
Each partnership created is unique to the organisation and is based on their aims and objectives.
The Outreach teams aim to ensure that the citizens across Wales have an understanding of who represents them, the legislative process, how the Assembly holds the Welsh Government to account and the engagement opportunities available to them.
Here are some recent examples of organisations we have worked with:
Citizens Advice Cymru
Children In Wales
Working with Assembly Committees & engaging with the public
The Outreach Team regularly support committee business during their inquiry and consultation process, engaging with members of the public and stakeholders across Wales to discuss proposed changes to law and policy, which may directly affect them.
Evidence gathered through methods such as focus group sessions, video interviews or questionnaires, is presented to the committee as evidence for their consultation. These methods of engagement allow individuals to be involved in the process and participate in a way which they may not have done otherwise.
Here are some recent examples of the Outreach Committee work:
As part of Health and Social Care Committee’s Inquiry into progress made to date on implementing the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan the Outreach team conducted regional focus groups to discuss the Cancer Delivery Plan with patients and carers.
The programme of focus groups was followed by an event held in the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay with representatives from organisations such as Macmillan and representatives from each of the regional focus groups.
They received the opportunity to share their views with Members of the Health and Social Care Committee.
You can watch a video about the event here.
We also have a guest blog about the event which can be accessed here.
You can view our video playlist for this inquiry below:
The National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into Recycling in Wales.
The purpose of the inquiry is to explore current local authority household waste recycling practice and arrangements across Wales. The inquiry will look at all waste materials, including food and garden waste.
As part of this inquiry, a survey was promoted to hear the views of the people of Wales on their recycling services.
Take a look at our playlist of videos from tis inquiry below:
The National Assembly for Wales' Enterprise and Business Committee is undertaking an inquiry into tourism.
The purpose of this inquiry is to assess the Welsh Government's progress, current plans and processes as well as its future ambition for the tourism industry in Wales.
As part of the inquiry the Outreach team organised a number of events with Committee members meeting and discussing key issues with leading organisations from the tourism industry in Wales. These events were held at Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Oriel y Parc, Pembrokeshire and the National Museum in Cardiff.
You can view videos from these events below:
The Health and Social Care Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into new psychoactive substances ("legal highs") that seeks to better understand and raise awareness of the dangers associated with such substances.
The Outreach team went out to the community to discover the views of the people of Wales by promoting a survey to people of all ages and backgrounds. A number of focus group sessions were also held in both North and South Wales where committee members and representatives from front-line services came together to discuss the inquiry and its terms of reference.
You can view videos about the inquiry here:
The Enterprise and Business Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into Assisting Young People into work.
Some of the things they're hoping to discuss during this inquiry are the type of barriers young people face when trying to enter the job market as well as what support there is for them. The inquiry will also assess the progress of Welsh Government plans at providing support to younger people looking for work.
The Outreach team are currently compiling a video to include young people talking about their experiences of finding work and the barriers they have faced or support they have received along the way.
For more information
To learn about Outreach in your area:
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Take a look at the Assembly blog: http://nationalassemblyforwales.wordpress.com/
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Visit our YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/AssemblyCynulliad/videos