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  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 4% decrease in the number of free public swims for both younger and older people compared to the same period last year.

    Want to see more? Check out our Free Swimming interactive tool for Wales.

    For more information on Free Swimming data please contact Adrian Smith.


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  • Evaluation

    Do you understand the difference you are making? Do you know what works? Are you able to demonstrate the impact of your strategies, policies or interventions?

    If any of these questions sound familiar, then you are likely to want to undertake evaluation to provide you with answers. To support those undertaking evaluation, we have launched an Evaluation Guide. Developed with support from national partners, the guide serves as an introduction to evaluation and sets out the key steps and factors that need to be considered when planning evaluation.

    The guide does not try to be the definitive source of information on evaluation. It seeks to cover the key concepts and terminology, including evaluation types, evidence bases and measuring options. It aims to convey the necessary steps required in effective and proportionate evaluation. It also points you in the direction of further guidance and support. We plan to develop the guide further as public sector understanding and use of evaluation evolves.

    In addition to the guide, we can help partners with their evaluations, whether that be supporting your evaluation planning or helping you with your detailed activity.

    If you’d like more information about how we can support you, please get in touch. We are here to help!


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  • NIE2018

    Our 2018 event ‘Are we making a difference? Understanding our impact on well-being‘, held on 22 November looked at how new legislation, new expectations and different ways of working meant that those delivering public services in Wales need to think differently about how they evaluate and measure the effectiveness and impact of policies, actions and interventions. The day contained a wide range of informative and interactive sessions, aimed at providing delegates with practical solutions and ideas for them to use within their own organisations.

    We also had two plenary speakers who are renowned in their respective fields of the design of public services and the use of well-being data in the evaluation of interventions, both of whom were able to provide a perspective from outside of Wales. They helped invoke great debate and discussions helping delegates to identify new thinking, ways of working and possible solutions to some of Wales’ ‘wicked’ issues.

    For more information about the day please visit the 'summary' page on our website.


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    Categories: NIE
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    Here you’ll find all of our InfoBase news including updates on the system and its content.

    Job Seeker's Allowance claimant count (December 2018)

    The latest (December 2018) Job Seeker’s Allowance claimant count is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Employment status (January 2019 release)

    The latest (October 2017 – September 2018) employment status estimates are now available following a recent update of the Annual Population Survey. 

    The next update will be available in April 2019.

    Live births data (2017)

    The data for 2017 for live births is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Birth data by mother’s age (2017)

    The data for 2017 for live births by mother’s age is now available following a release by the Office for National Statistics.

    Average house prices (November 2018)

    The data for November 2018 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

    Domestic energy consumption (2017)

    The data for 2017 for domestic energy consumption is now available following a release from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). 

    Please note that the data for 2012 to 2016 has also been revised.


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    Categories: Data Update
  • Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 10% decrease in the number of free public swims for both younger and older people compared to the same period last year.

    Want to see more? Check out our Free Swimming interactive tool for Wales.

    For more information on Free Swimming data please contact Adrian Smith.



    Categories: Data Update
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    Get the latest analysis report on Free Swimming data showing trends for Wales

    We work in partnership with Sport Wales to collect, analyse and report on Free Swimming data from local authorities in Wales.

    The aim of this work is to evaluate the impact of the Free Swimming Initiative in Wales by using the data effectively.

    Find out more and see what participation is like in your authority by visiting our Free Swimming tool.

    To view the 2017-18 report please click the image below.

    For more information on Free Swimming data please contact Adrian Smith.

    Free Swimming


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    Due to overwhelming demand registration is now CLOSED. With over 150 registered delegates registered, the team here are busy finalising the arrangements and preparing materials ready for the event.

    If you are still interested in attending, please email Jodie Phillips and we will add your details to a reserve list.

     

    We will be holding our sixth National Intelligence Event on Thursday 22 November 2018 at Cardiff City Stadium.

    We have put together an exciting programme with a range of national partners.

    What’s it about?

    New legislation, new expectations and different ways of working mean those delivering public services in Wales need to think differently about how they evaluate and measure the effectiveness and impact of policies, actions and interventions. This event will explore what this means, provide practical ideas and solutions and show how these might be applied. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to get their questions and issues around this topic raised and discussed.

    Should you attend?

    You should attend if you:

    • Play a leadership role in a public body, public services board or other organisation delivering public services.
    • Have responsibility for, or support, the delivery of well-being plans - including the area plans and local well-being plans.
    • Want to know more about measuring and evaluating the impact of policies and interventions.

     


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    Overall, the latest free swimming data shows a 1% increase in the number of free public swims for both younger and older people compared to the same period last year.

    Want to see more? Check out our Free Swimming interactive tool for Wales.

    For more information on Free Swimming data please contact Adrian Smith.


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    It has come to our attention here at Data Cymru (formally Data Unit ~ Wales) that our old email addresses (@dataunitwales.gov.uk) are being used to send spam/potentially malicious mail.

    Please be wary of mail being sent from staff.member@dataunitwales.gov.uk – mail would now be sent from staff.member@data.cymru.

    The emails generally have spelling mistakes in them – don’t have our Data Cymru signature – and may contain zips/pdfs. Please be vigilant with emails claiming to be from our old @dataunitwales.gov.uk email address, and also please be assured that we haven’t been compromised.

    Please contact us if you’re in any doubt.


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  • FS LogoA report on local authority SEN specialist workforce data was published by Welsh Government in July 2018.

    We were commissioned to collect local authority SEN specialist services workforce data and undertake an analysis. The full report is available on Welsh Government’s website.

    For more information please contact Suzanne Draper.


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    Categories: Publication