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Despite lockdown, people in Wales 'generally happy with a good sense of community spirit' new survey finds

Despite lockdown, people in Wales 'generally happy with a good sense of community spirit' new survey finds | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
New research showing how people across Wales have been affected by the coronavirus crisis has been published for the first time today.

The new monthly telephone version of the National Survey for Wales asked 3,000 people from across Wales questions on wellbeing and loneliness, employment, finances, food poverty, GP appointments, social care, and education to find out the how the pandemic has affected their lives.
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More trying to quit smoking | News

More trying to quit smoking | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A record breaking 15,599 smokers in Wales used free NHS Help Me Quit services in 2018-19 – signalling the fourth consecutive year of growth and an increase of 3,672 smokers from five years ago (31 per cent).

This was the service’s most successful year ever. In the past five years, Help Me Quit has treated an impressive total of 70,796 smokers.
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Happiness across Wales for GP care and concern for climate change effects

Happiness across Wales for GP care and concern for climate change effects | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
WELSH people and those living in Wales are more satisfied with the quality of their GP care than they were last year.

In the National Survey For Wales 2018-19, 93 per cent of the 12,000 spoken to said they were happy with their GP care, an increase of seven per cent from the 2017-2018 data.

The same percentage were also happy with their care at their last NHS hospital appointment, an increase of three per cent.
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England's inequality map REVEALED: Search to see full figures for your area - Mirror Online

England's inequality map REVEALED: Search to see full figures for your area - Mirror Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

EXCLUSIVE: Devastating new figures lay bare a North-South divide over education, health and living standards - with some workers earning £2.19 an hour more than others
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Obesity: 'Encourage poorer mums to exercise' | BBC News

Obesity: 'Encourage poorer mums to exercise' | BBC News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The editor-in-chief of Women's Health magazine says encouraging mothers from poorer communities to exercise could help tackle "an obesity crisis".

Claire Sanderson grew up in Abercynon in the south Wales valleys and is now part of a UK government taskforce for women's health issues.

She said women from lower socio-economic backgrounds are vital to any future change.
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Volunteering Data – lessons learnt at Tenovus Cancer Care -- Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

Volunteering Data – lessons learnt at Tenovus Cancer Care -- Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Tenovus Cancer Care has been analysing the profile of volunteers on a regular basis.  It found that changing the way in which it does this, to take a more longitudinal approach, revealed some interesting findings.

Katie Taylor of Tenovus Cancer Care writes:
Data from the 2016/17 National Survey for Wales shows that the highest proportion of people volunteering (33%), came from the over 65 - 74 age group, with only 22% of those aged 16 - 24 years volunteering.
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Welsh Government (via Public) / “Loneliness and social isolation is a growing threat to public health: We must tackle it together”– Huw Irranca-Davies

The Welsh Government is today launching a national conversation on what can be done to combat loneliness and social isolation in Wales.

The National Survey for Wales 2016-17 found that 17% of the population of Wales, around 440,000 people, reported being lonely, while younger people were more likely to be lonely than older people: 20% of 16-24 year olds were lonely, compared with 10% of those aged 75 or over.
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Majority of 18 to 30 year olds and those aged over 61 feel “Very Safe” or “Safe” in town centre

Majority of 18 to 30 year olds and those aged over 61 feel “Very Safe” or “Safe” in town centre | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Survey results containing impressions on Wrexham dating from late 2015 has been provided to Wrexham.com, giving a range of views on how safe the public feel at home, in their wards and the town centre. Data is also provided on how those opinions have been shaped.
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Welsh Government (via Public) / “Loneliness and isolation in rural Wales is a ticking time bomb” – Huw Irranca-Davies

Tackling loneliness and isolation is a national priority for the Welsh Government. According to the 2016-17 National Survey for Wales, around 17% of the population of Wales, or around 440,000 people, report being lonely.

People living in rural areas are particularly vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. Farming communities by their nature often are isolated from each other and from mainstream public services. Nearly 20% of the Welsh population live in communities of less than 1,500 people.
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Rural loneliness a ticking time-bomb, says minister

Rural loneliness a ticking time-bomb, says minister | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Loneliness and isolation in rural Wales is a "ticking time bomb" which must be tackled, a Welsh Government minister has said.

Huw Irranca-Davies, the social care minister, said that dealing with the problem was a national priority.
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Sport is not a standalone conversation

Sport is not a standalone conversation | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

The annual National Survey for Wales, compiled from conducting over 11,000 face-to-face interviews with the Welsh public, is an important health check on the state of the nation. This year’s figures are particularly significant for Sport Wales as they will be the last set of results to be published before we launch the new Vision for Sport in Wales, and in due course, our new strategy.  They will help to inform and shape the future of sport in Wales, and widely echo the already extensive and in-depth conversations we have had with people the length and breadth of Wales during the consultation phase.


The data published on June 20th was very encouraging.  It shows a growth of 3 percentage points in participation amongst those undertaking sport three or more times a week.  You may be thinking 3 percentage points, ‘so what?’ Well in reality, that is an additional 74,000 individuals over the past survey cycle.  It is important to also remember this is at the three times a week level, impressive when we know people are time poor and must make tough choices around many competing commitments.

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People in Wales are satisfied with public services and with their daily lives? Are they? | AberdareOnline

People in Wales are satisfied with public services and with their daily lives? Are they? | AberdareOnline | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People in Wales are satisfied with public services and with their daily lives, according to the latest results from the National Survey for Wales.
Wednesday 20 June 2018
The National Survey for Wales is a face-to-face survey of more than 11,000 randomly-selected adults aged 16 and over. The results are used by the Welsh Government to help make Wales a better place to live.
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People quizzed on public services and lifestyle in survey

People quizzed on public services and lifestyle in survey | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
One in four parents not satisfied with child's secondary school, Welsh Government survey suggests.
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More trying to quit smoking | News

More trying to quit smoking | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A record breaking 15,599 smokers in Wales used free NHS Help Me Quit services in 2018-19 – signalling the fourth consecutive year of growth and an increase of 3,672 smokers from five years ago (31 per cent).

This was the service’s most successful year ever. In the past five years, Help Me Quit has treated an impressive total of 70,796 smokers.
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Monmouthshire to trial map of 'loneliness risk areas'

Monmouthshire to trial map of 'loneliness risk areas' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A map identifying areas where people are most at risk of feeling lonely and isolated is to be trialled.

Monmouthshire will be the first place in the UK to test the new digital technology, which identifies the "loneliest" parts of the county.
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Cadw unveils 'Instagrammable' events series to attract the growing number of millennials visiting Wales's historic sites

Cadw unveils 'Instagrammable' events series to attract the growing number of millennials visiting Wales's historic sites | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
From festival-inspired flower crown making to open-mic nights, Cadw has today (30 May 2019) launched a brand-new events programme aimed at attracting a growing number of millennial visitors to Wales’s spectacular collection of historic sites.

After recent studies found that more millennials (adults aged between 22 – 38) are visiting Wales’s medieval castles, abbeys and historic houses than ever before, Cadw designed the unique Medieval meets Modern events series to offer an abundance of new and exciting ways to further discover Welsh heritage.
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These are the things GPs in Wales have been told they need to be better at - Wales Online

These are the things GPs in Wales have been told they need to be better at - Wales Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
GP surgeries have been told to improve their services as part of a shake-up by Wales' Health Minister.

Vaughan Gething has made a list of seven recommendations amid a decrease in satisfaction rates among patients.

Among the recommendations include improvements to surgeries' telephone systems and giving people the option to email their practice about "non-urgent" consultations.

But doctors' organisations have hit back - saying imposing standards on an already overstretched workforce will not bring about improvements.
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Wales invests £3m to improve access to digital health services

Wales invests £3m to improve access to digital health services | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Welsh health secretary has announced a £3 million investment to help improve staff and patient access to technology.

Vaughan Gething said the money would form part of the new, three-year Digital Inclusion and Health programme, which will help staff and patients engage with technology as well as access and manage their medical information online.

Speaking at the Digital Health and Care Conference in Cardiff earlier this month, Gething said: “Having the skills and motivation to access digital health services can help people better manage their conditions, whilst helping to reduce the burden on under pressure NHS services.
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20% of Students Say NO to Drinking

20% of Students Say NO to Drinking | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Many students will have had an experience where they said they wouldn’t go on a night out, and then two hours later ended up in a club fairly drunk. But recent research from the Office for National Statistics is showing that the binge drinking culture of university is on the decline with one in five students saying they don’t drink.

The reasons for this are believed to be a wider range of cultural beliefs among university students, financial troubles faced by students and awareness of the health risks of binge drinking.
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“The future of Welsh is ‘in good hands” – Minister

“The future of Welsh is ‘in good hands” – Minister | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Minister was responding to the results of National Survey for Wales 2017-18, published today, which show that more 16-24 year olds say they can speak Welsh or have some Welsh speaking ability than any other age group.
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Tackling loneliness made national priority in Wales amid 'ticking time bomb' fears

Tackling loneliness made national priority in Wales amid 'ticking time bomb' fears | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Loneliness and isolation in rural Wales is a "ticking time bomb" which must be tackled, a Welsh Government minister has said.

Huw Irranca-Davies, the social care minister, said that dealing with the problem was a national priority.
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Rural Loneliness a 'Ticking Timebomb'

Rural Loneliness a 'Ticking Timebomb' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Government minister says problem must be tackled

Loneliness and isolation in rural Wales is a “ticking time bomb” which must be tackled, Social Care Minister, Huw Irranca-Davies will say during a visit to the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd today (24th July).

Tackling loneliness and isolation is a national priority for the Welsh Government. According to the 2016-17 National Survey for Wales, around 17% of the population of Wales, or around 440,000 people, report being lonely.
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North Wales obesity treatment not up to scratch according to leading doctor

North Wales obesity treatment not up to scratch according to leading doctor | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The statistics are truly alarming. According to the National Survey for Wales 2016-7, obesity in Wales is worse than any other UK nation – 59 per cent of adults are overweight, with 23 per cent classed as obese.

Among reception-age children, 26 per cent were found to be overweight or obese during the latest annual Child Measurement Programme in schools, compared to 22 per cent in England. Some 11 per cent of reception-age children were obese in Wales, while across the border the average dropped to nine per cent.

“Obesity in Wales is a true epidemic, both in adults and children,” says Prof Nadim Haboubi, chairman of the Welsh Obesity Society and professor in clinical nutrition and obesity for the University of South Wales.
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Pu_lic He_lth W_les on Twitter: "Men are more likely to be overweight or obese (66% of men) than women (54%). Those in disadvantaged households are more likely to be overweight or obese 

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Most people in Wales satisfied with their daily lives and public services

Most people in Wales satisfied with their daily lives and public services | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The National Survey for Wales is a face-to-face survey of more than 11,000 randomly-selected adults aged 16 and over. The results are used by the Welsh Government to help make Wales a better place to live.
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