In this remotely recorded edition of PEP Talk, Aimee Morse talks to Professor Michael Woods and Guto Davies about the Rural Wales Vision, a report commissioned by the Welsh Local Government Association Rural Forum to develop a strategic framework for future policy impacting on rural Wales and to identify policy asks for the Welsh and UK governments. The discussion focuses on the references to agriculture as the Rural Wales Vision aims to enhance and complement future agricultural policy by addressing a range of challenges, including through investing in the skills base and activities to add value to the range of primary products derived from farming activity.
You can read our work on this topic on our website: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/publication/collaboration-and-policy-implementation-at-the-local-level-in-wales/
Professor Michael Woods - Professor of Human Geography at Aberystwyth University and Co-director of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research.
Guto Davies - Member of the Sustainable Management Scheme funded Fferm Ifan Farmer Group and tenant farmer on the National Trust Ysbyty Ifan estate.
In this remotely recorded edition of PEP Talk Manon Roberts talks to Professor Charlotte Williams and Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna about the nature and scale of racial inequality in Wales, with a focus on education and health and social care, and offer insight into the ways in which the Welsh Government could seek to respond, particularly with their forthcoming Race Equality Action Plan.
You can read our work on race in equality on our website: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/publication/improving-race-equality-in-wales/
Professor Charlotte Williams OBE - Honorary Professor at Bangor University and Chair of the ‘Communities, contributions and cynefin: BAME experiences and the new curriculum’ working group.
Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna - Professor of Management and Organisation at Cardiff Business School and Chair of the First Minister’s BAME COVID-19 Socioeconomic Subgroup.
In this remotely recorded edition of PEP Talk Dr Craig Johnson speaks to Professor Jonathan Portes, Dr Sarah Kyambi, and Llyr ap Gareth about the likely impacts of post-Brexit migration policies, and they offer insight into the ways in which the Welsh Government could seek to respond to the challenges and maximise the opportunities that the new migration rules will present.
You can read our work on Brexit and its implications for Wales on our website: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/our-work/brexit
Professor Jonathan Portes – Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the School of Politics & Economics, King's College, London.
Dr Sarah Kyambi – Director of Migration Policy Scotland .
Llyr ap Gareth – Senior Policy Advisor at the Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) Wales.
In this remotely recorded edition of PEP Talk Laura Bennett speaks to Clare Delargy and Robin Hewings about loneliness during lockdown, and the importance of meaningful, clear, and effective communication; particularly from public services and Government sources. You can read our report on Loneliness in the Lockdown on our website by visiting: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/publication/loneliness-in-the-lockdown/
Clare Delargy – Principal Advisor at the UK Behavioural Insights Team
Robin Hewings – Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research at the Campaign to End Loneliness
In this special lockdown version of PEP Talk, Dr Hannah Durrant talks to Professor Julie Barnett about loneliness and social isolation during the Coronavirus lockdown, and the role of technology in alleviating those experiences. You can read our report on Loneliness in the Lockdown on our website by visiting: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/publication/loneliness-in-the-lockdown/
Julie Barnett – Professor of Health Psychology, University of Bath.
This episode we look at value of trade unions in Wales, and how they might respond to the challenges and opportunities of the current economic context. You can read our report on the value of trade unions in Wales on our website by visiting: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/publication/the-value-of-trade-unions-in-wales/
Nisreen Mansour - Policy Officer at the Wales TUC
Professor Alan Felstead - Research Professor at Cardiff University's School of Social Science
Dr Craig Johnson - Research Associate at the Wales Centre for Public Policy
We ask what gender equality looks like in practical terms, what it looks like in other countries, and what still needs to happen before reaching the Welsh Government's aim of becoming the UK's first feminist government. You can read more about our work on gender budgeting and learning from Nordic nations at www.wcpp.org.uk/project/gender-equality-in-wales/. You can read the Gender Equality review in full on Chwarae Teg's website: www.chwaraeteg.com/projects/gender-equality-review/
Cerys Furlong - Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg
Dr Angela O'Hagan - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences in the Glasgow School for Business and Society, and Deputy Director of the Wise Centre for Economic Justice
Magnus Jacobson - Gender expert and Communication Strategist at the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)
This episode we look at the issue of council tax and vulnerable debtors. We ask why the number of people in council tax arrears in Wales is increasing, what factors are underpinning it, how council deal with the issue, and what better solutions are there for dealing with it. You can read more about our work on council tax debt by visiting www.wcpp.org.uk/project/alternatives-to-prosecuting-vulnerable-debtors/
Dr Helen Hodges – Research Officer at the Wales Centre for Public Policy
Professor Sharon Collard –Research Director of the Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol
Lee Phillips - Wales Manager, Money and Pensions Advice Service
This episode we look at the issue of youth homelessness. We ask how youth homelessness is defined, what the situation is here in Wales, what's being done to tackle the issue, and what further steps need to be taken to eradicate it completely. You can read more about our work on youth homelessness by visiting www.wcpp.org.uk/project/youth-homelessness-prevention-pathways/
Frances Beecher - Chief Executive Officer of Llamau
Jonathan Webb - Former Research Officer at the Wales Centre for Public Policy
Kaitlin Schwan – Senior Researcher at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, based at York University
The episode also includes a pre-recorded interview with independent housing researcher, Tamsin Stirling, who we asked about how well local authorities across Wales are working to get to grips with youth homelessness in their communities
If you, or anyone you know, is affected by youth homelessness you can call the Youth Homeless Helpline on 0800 3280292. It provides vital out-of-hours support for young people who find themselves without a safe place to spend the night. It is open through the night and on weekends.
*This episode of PEP talk was recorded in November 2018, before the change of government, and new First Minister of Wales.*