Update - 3 August 2021

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Appointment of new Chief Executive announced

Neal Cockerton

Neal Cockerton has been appointed as Flintshire County Council’s new Chief Executive Officer.

A highly regarded member of Flintshire’s existing chief officer team, Neal will take up his new role on 1 November 2021.


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Tenancy Hardship Grant for private rented sector tenants

The Tenancy Hardship Grant is a Welsh Government backed grant to support tenants who have gone into rent arrears as a result of a loss of income due to COVID-19.

The grant is aimed at tenants in the private sector, who are in rent arrears during the eligible period because of COVID-19.

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Survey: The benefits system in Wales

Recently, the Welsh Affairs Committee launched a survey to hear about people’s experiences of the benefits system.

Last month the Committee opened an inquiry into the system, The Benefits System in Wales, examining the challenges it faces, the extent to which it is effective in tackling poverty and possible reforms. Now it wants to hear directly from claimants, to get a better picture of the issues they face and what questions the Committee should ask the UK Government.

The survey is open to all claimants in Wales as well as those who have considered claiming. It covers UK benefits as well as Welsh Government and local authority support, such as Council Tax Reduction and the Emergency Assistance Fund. The Committee welcomes claimants sharing their experiences and views. The information provided may be published and used in Committee proceedings, however the survey itself is anonymous.

It is available in both English and Welsh and is open until 17:00 on Wednesday 22 September – the survey can be accessed here.

Celebrating a year of micro-care

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It has been a year since the first ever micro-care provider in Flintshire - Cartrefle Care -started to deliver personal care services to one client.   

Since then, it has gone from strength to strength with Flintshire’s micro-care team having supported another 20 micro-care providers to set up – all offering a variety of services throughout central and rural Flintshire.

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