Cwestiynau Ysgrifenedig a gyflwynwyd ar 26/01/2022 i'w hateb ar 02/02/2022
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Gweinidog yr Economi
Pa gamau sy'n cael eu cymryd gan Lywodraeth Cymru i gefnogi iechyd economaidd hirdymor lleoliadau cerddoriaeth fyw a busnesau cerddoriaeth cysylltiedig yng Nghymru?
I'w ateb gan: Gweinidog yr Economi
Pa gefnogaeth y mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi'i rhoi i ddiwydiant bragu Cymru i gael ei gynnyrch i dafarndai yng Nghymru?
I will write to you as soon as possible with a substantive response and a copy of the letter will be published on the internet.
Pa gymorth hirdymor y bydd Llywodraeth Cymru yn ei ddarparu i gefnogi'r gwaith o adfer y sector lletygarwch, bragu a thafarndai?
Business Wales provides businesses and entrepreneurs with a single point of contact for business information, advice and support from the public, private and voluntary sectors, and can be accessed digitally via the website and social media channels; the 03000 603000 helpline; and a network of offices located across Wales.
As well as a range of general business advice, information and signposting, Business Wales provide specialist strands of advice such as equality & diversity; resource efficiency; international trade; skills; procurement and mentoring.
In addition to this service, the Development Bank of Wales (DBW) helps Welsh businesses get the finance they need to start up, strengthen and grow and provides loans from £1000 up to £10m as well as mezzanine, and equity funding; and helps businesses find the right finance partner to leverage in private finance with its own gap finance when necessary. The DBW has the objective of providing greater levels of funding to SMEs and improving the integration of the provision of advice and support to businesses, by working closely with Business Wales.
We have also published a long-term strategy, ‘Welcome to Wales: Priorities for the visitor economy 2020-25’, that sets out our wider vision and ambitions for the tourism and hospitality sector.
Sut mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn bwriadu cefnogi gweithwyr llawrydd diwylliannol os bydd cyfyngiadau pellach ar ddigwyddiadau i ddiogelu iechyd y cyhoedd?
Wales is now at alert level zero. We are confident we have passed the peak of the December-January omicron wave and there are encouraging signs cases of coronavirus are stabilising.
Freelancers are currently being supported through the local authority discretionary fund – we recently increased the award to £1,000 for individuals impacted by the alert level two measures, which were introduced on Boxing Day in response to the omicron variant. This follows support previously provided through the Freelancer Fund, which provided £17.7m to more than 3,500 individuals.
Aligned to this funding is the Welsh Government’s ambition to support the freelance community though our public sector freelancer pledge. We are continuing to develop the pledge and will shortly be providing an update on progress, in partnership with the working group that was brought together for this work.
If further measures are needed to protect public health, we will work with the wider culture sector to identify any impact on the freelance community and assess the need for additional support.
Y Gweinidog Materion Gwledig a Gogledd Cymru, a’r Trefnydd
Pa grantiau a chymorth ariannol fydd ar gael i ffermwyr yng Nghymru flwyddyn nesaf i helpu gyda'r broses o symud at gydymffurfio â gofynion newydd ar gyfer parthau perygl nitradau?
Ymateb o sylwedd
Y Gweinidog Newid Hinsawdd
Ar ba sail fydd y £15 miliwn ychwanegol i daclo digartrefedd yng nghyllideb drafft y llywodraeth 2022-23 yn cael ei ddyrannu fesul awdurdod lleol?
Fel y nodwyd yn fy nhystiolaeth lafar i'r Pwyllgor Llywodraeth Leol a Thai ar 21 Ionawr, bydd £10 miliwn o'r cynnydd i'r BEL Atal Digartrefedd yn cael ei ddyrannu i awdurdodau lleol yn 2022-23 i barhau â’r dull o sicrhau ‘nad oes neb yn cael eu gadael allan’. Mae fy swyddogion wedi bod yn ymgysylltu ag awdurdodau lleol i lywio dull o ddosbarthu’r cyllid, a bydd hyn yn ystyried yn bennaf lle mae'r galw am lety dros dro, a’r costau cysylltiedig, wedi bod fwyaf ar draws Cymru. Mae manylion y dyraniadau i awdurdodau lleol yn cael eu cwblhau ar hyn o bryd a byddwn yn cysylltu â nhw cyn hir.
Bydd y £5 miliwn sy'n weddill o'r cynnydd yn y BEL Atal Digartrefedd yn cael ei ddefnyddio i ariannu amrywiaeth o ymyriadau eraill i atal digartrefedd, megis datblygu cynllun cenedlaethol sy'n cyfyngu rhent i lefelau lwfans tai lleol i deuluoedd a phobl ifanc sy'n ddigartref neu sydd mewn perygl o fod yn ddigartref. Mae manylion y dyraniadau sy'n weddill yn cael eu cwblhau ar hyn o bryd a byddant yn cael eu cyfathrebu maes o law.
Gweinidog y Gymraeg ac Addysg
Beth yw'r amserlen arfaethedig ar gyfer darparu'r Gwasanaeth Cerdd Cenedlaethol?
Work has been progressed with a range of key stakeholders in developing the model for the National Music Service, in line with the commitment set out in our Programme for Government.
It is planned that the National Music Service will operate initially over the three-year period 2022-23 to 2024-25, with delivery of support provision to schools and settings commencing in September 2022. This is supported by an additional £3m per annum in the Welsh Government budget over this period. The National Music Service will also be supported by a National Plan for Music Education in Wales, scheduled for publication in spring 2022.
The vision for the National Music Service is to create a sustainable pathway for music education in Wales.
Y Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol
Sut y bydd Llywodraeth Cymru yn ymateb i'r alwad gan weithwyr proffesiynol i adolygu polisïau cyfredol ym maes adfer yn dilyn camddefnyddio sylweddau, troseddoldeb ac afiechyd meddwl?
The Together for Mental Health and Substance Misuse Delivery Plans 2019-2022 set out our approach and both commit to working to support those with co-occurring conditions. We have established a Deep Dive Group to support our approach and is also considering the needs of those in the criminal justice system. In addition we will shortly be consulting on a new Substance Misuse Treatment Framework for Prisoners and Prison Mental Health Standards. Whilst criminal justice is not devolved, we work closely with partners in Wales where we can jointly improve outcomes for those people involved in the criminal justice system.
Opinion Research Services (ORS) have been commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the existing all-age 2012-2022 Together for Mental Health and Talk to Me 2 Strategies and the three associated delivery plans. The evaluation will consider how well the strategy’s vision has been implemented and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will also make recommendations for the development of the next strategy. There will be a programme of stakeholder events to enable all stakeholders to contribute to both the evaluation of the strategy and the forthcoming strategy which will be subject to a formal consultation.
Pryd y cynhelir yr adolygiad o'r uned mamau a babanod ym Mae Abertawe, a phwy fydd yn cynnal yr adolygiad?
It was agreed there would be a review of the Tonna MBU, with an assessment after 12 months as to whether the Tonna site continues to meet all the requirements for a permanent MBU solution in South Wales. In April 2022, the unit will have been open for 12 months. The review will be led by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) in their role as service commissioners. Timelines on the review will be agreed with Welsh Government and the National Clinical Lead for Perinatal Mental Health.
A fydd Llywodraeth Cymru'n buddsoddi cyllid i gefnogi mentrau cydweithio ar y cyd ar gyfer iechyd meddwl ac adfer yn dilyn caethiwed?
The Welsh Government has a strong track record of supporting individuals with complex needs, including those with a co-occurring mental health and/or substance misuse issue. To support this work, in particular for those people who are homeless, we invited Area Planning Boards, Local Mental Health Partnership Boards and housing to jointly bid for targeted funding of £1m in 2019/2020 for projects that specifically supported those with complex needs, with particular consideration of those that are homeless / vulnerably housed.
A total of £1.3m was funded over 2019-20 and 2020-21, with ongoing funding of £1m in 2021-22. This funding supported four of the seven Area Planning Board areas in Wales. The draft budget supports the continuation of this work and a further £1m has been allocated to expand support to the remaining areas in Wales to help them address complex needs in their areas. To maintain this work our draft budget sets out a further £1.5m in 2023/24 and £1m in 24/25, taking our investment in this work to £4.5m by 2024.
In addition, there is flexibility for health boards to consider the needs of co-occurring mental health and substance misuse services as part of mental health service improvement funding being released in 2022/23 as it is a defined priority area within the Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan 2019-2022.
Sut y bydd Llywodraeth Cymru yn mynd i'r afael â'r angen i blethu gwasanaethau iechyd meddwl a gwasanaethau adfer caethiwed â'i gilydd?
The Welsh Government continues to work with Area Planning Boards, their partners and experts to improve the outcomes for individuals who experience co-occurring conditions and in 2015 we issued a revised substance misuse treatment framework for people with mental health and substance misuse problems. Both the Mental Health and Substance Misuse delivery plans 2019 – 2022 include co-occurring mental health and substance misuse as a priority.
Officials meet with clinicians, practitioners and academics working on co-occurring issues at quarterly Deep Dive meetings. The aim of these meetings is to improve the outcomes for individuals with co-occurring issues and to remove operational barriers to implementing the framework requirements.
We also recognise the broad range of needs that individuals in mental health crisis present with, including substance misuse issues. Since 2021/22, we have invested £6m to support crisis services, with more funding to be made available from the draft budget in 2022/23. A key strand of this work will be developing a multi-agency approach which is critical to support person-centred provision, including for those with co-occurring conditions.
As part of an external evaluation of the Together for Mental Health Strategy 2012-2022 which we have commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS) to undertake, they will consider how well the strategy’s vision has been implemented – a vison which highlighted the need to address co-occurring issues such as mental health and substance misuse. This work will make recommendations for the development of the next strategy.