Llesiant yng Nghymru / Well-being in Wales

Mae’r Ddeddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol (Cymru) 2015 yn ei gwneud yn ofynnol i Fyrddau Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus gyhoeddi asesiad lleol o lesiant economaidd, cymdeithasol, amgylcheddol a diwylliannol.  Mae’r adroddiad ‘Llesiant yng Nghymru: cynllunio heddiw ar gyfer gwell yfory’ – yn cynnwys 17 argymhelliad ar y meysydd allweddol sydd ag angen newid fel y gall y sector cyhoeddus wneud gwell penderfyniadau ar gyfer ceneldaethau’r dyfodol.


Well-being in Wales: planning today for a better tomorrow

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 requires Public Services Boards to publish a local assessment of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being. This new report – ‘Well-being in Wales: Planning today for a better tomorrow’ – contains 17 recommendations on the key areas of change needed for the public sector to make better decisions for future generations.


Housing Crisis – Housing Policy

Lyons, M., Murphy, L., Snelling, C. & Green, C. (2017). What more can be done to build the homes we need? The Lyons edited collection. Retrieved July 5, 2017, from http://www.ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/Lyons_Edited_Collection_June_2017.pdf?noredir

June 2017, saw the publication by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) of a collection of essays, edited by Sir Michael Lyons, which examine the problems and proposed solutions to the housing crisis.  The essays cover a range of housing policy issues, and include an overview from Sir Michael Lyons. From the role of the Local Authorities to Housing Associations and the private sector, to the quality of homes, garden cities and new towns, and to the idea of employer-led housing partnerships and housing for older people, this publication contains a wealth of ideas and information which will be of interest to students of social policy.

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New service – Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian, our new live chat service, makes contacting your subject librarians even easier.  Your Librarians can help you with subject support for your research and assignments. We are available via live chat from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.aalFind the Ask a Librarian service on your Library Guides pages – libguides.swansea.ac.uk
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Gwasanaeth newydd – Holi Llyfrgellydd

Holi Llyfrgellydd yw ein gwasanaeth newydd sy’n gwneud cysylltu â’ch llyfrgellwyr pwnc yn haws nag erioed. Gall eich Llyfrgellwyr eich cynorthwyo gyda chymorth pwnc ar gyfer eich ymchwil ac aseiniadau. Bydd ar gael drwy ein sgwrs fyw rhwng Dydd Llun a Dydd Gwener 9yb– 5yp.aalGallwch ganfod y gwasanaeth Holi Llyfrgellydd ar eich tudalennau Canllawiau Llyfrgell – libguides.swansea.ac.uk
Cwestiwn? Holwch!

Important news about RefMe

It has been announced today that RefMe will be changing after March 7th, 2017.  This is sad news as it is a popular referencing tool especially with CHHS students.  Full details on this news can be found on the RefMe website but here are a few important issues to note:

  • RefMe is merging with CiteThisForMe
  • If you want to create an account for CiteThisForMe it will cost £6.99 a month, you will however be able to generate a reference list without making an account but it won’t save for future use.
  • If you have a RefMe account you will still have access to your account and saved Reference lists until June 1st, 2017, but you will need to export them before this date or you will lose them.

If you have any concerns about  this news please do get in touch with us, our contact details can be found on our Library Guides pages.

Are fathers providing more childcare than 15 years ago? New estimates from ONS

Well, only if their youngest child is pre-school age, according to the latest estimates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Overall fathers’ time spent on childcare has actually fallen by 2 minutes per day.  The ONS also looked at time spent by parents on “developmental care”. There was a noticeable increase in line with parental levels of education.

For those in their fifties and above, the average amount of time spent caring for adults has greatly increased. 15% increase for males, and 21% increase for females. Oh, and women still do most of the chores!

This information comes from: Changes in the value and division of unpaid care work in the UK: 2000 to 2015 which has just (1oth Nov. 2016) been published by the ONS and is available from their website.  The article presents estimates of the amount and value of informal child and adult care with analyses by sociodemographic variables including sex, age, and labour market status. This is the first in a series of releases that will examine the value and division of unpaid household work.

For those studying Early Childhood Studies & Social Policy, you will find a lot of interesting data here.