A quick look at last week.
I raised concerns with the Welsh Government around the impact of cutting support for bus services across South Wales West and in Neath Port Talbot in particular.Plaid MS voices serious concerns over bus funding withdrawal - Sioned Williams MS (English)
I spoke on BBC Wales Today and Newyddion S4C about the ongoing need to address issues with children’s social services across Wales in light of the tragic murder of Logan Mwangi.
I had a great visit to Grŵp Colegau NPTC Group of Colleges to meet with Deputy CEO Catherine Lewis and Vice Principal for External Relations & Governance, Gemma Charnock. We had a very interesting discussion on NPTC's vital role within the local community and how it's supporting the sustainability agenda.
In a Senedd debate I called for more support to be given to students from low income families by increasing the Educational Maintenance Allowance.
In a meeting of the Senedd Cross Party Group on Disability we heard more about the importance of habilitation training from Guide Dogs Cymru. I also spoke in favour of ensuring sight impaired children in all parts of Wales get access to this vital service in a debate in the Senedd.
I went along to a coffee morning organised by Dyffryn Clydach Community Links at Dyffryn Clydach Memorial Hall, Neath to hear how residents are coping with the cost of living crisis. Held each week, these popular coffee mornings provide an opportunity for people to enjoy a cuppa and a chat with friends and neighbours. I heard about the work of Dyffryn Clydach Community Links and the wide range of things they put on, including arts and crafts evenings, food share, family quiz nights and much more. Voluntary groups such as this do amazing work and make a real difference. Please take a look at their page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/Dyffrynclydachcommunitylinks
You can read more of my Senedd speeches and questions here: Sioned Williams MS (senedd.wales)