During the last year, we have built a number of new partnerships which include:
• Book Trust: as part of their early years programme, distributing family resource packs and piloting 50 practitioner packs each containing books, activities, resources, and online support.
• Welsh Benefits research: partnering with Bevan Foundation, Oxfam, Barnardo’s, Save the Children, Citizens Advice, WLGA and the TUC on joint research by Policy in Practice on a Welsh Benefits system. Gathering interest, we presented at the Cross-Party Group on Poverty, and met with Sioned Williams MS who used our insights in her proposal for a Take-Up of Benefits Bill in the Senedd. Report has now launched: A common approach to Welsh benefits: Feasibility study – Bevan Foundation
• Recovery Cymru: development of a shared campaign #NoteToSelf, launching on 7 th November for Stress Awareness Week, which aims to reduce the stigma around substance and alcohol use and raise awareness of the links with stress and poor mental health.
• Public Health Wales/ ACEs Hub: exploring piloting the Trauma Informed Framework