‘World’s first Dementia Friendly Parliament’ backed by AM

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is supporting a call for the Welsh Assembly to become the world’s first Dementia Friendly Parliament.

Mr Hamilton, joined fellow AM’s, in the Senedd, this week, at an Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, drop in session, to support Dementia Action Week and signed up to become a Dementia Friend.

In 2015, the Welsh Assembly committed to become ‘Dementia Friendly’ and pledged to provide information sessions for all...

Neil Hamilton AM backs initiative promoting mental health and wellbeing

Neil Hamilton, the UKIP AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing an initiative to help promote mental health and wellbeing in Wales.

Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Cymru, were at the Assembly, this week and Mr Hamilton took time to show his support for the organisation’s ‘Getting my Life Back’ campaign.

Mr Hamilton said:

“The aim of the survey is to find out what people are doing to manage their own wellbeing and I was happy to take part and support...

Hamilton urges young farmers to apply for business funding

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, and is urging young farmers in his constituency to apply for funds to help them develop their businesses.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said he was delighted to hear that applications were now open, for the £6m Young People into Agriculture Scheme, which is aimed at developing the next generation of farmers.

The initiative, which will support 150 farmers, will offer start-up aid to high...

AM backs new ‘funeral poverty’ awareness campaign

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is backing a new awareness campaign to tackle funeral poverty in Wales.

Mr Hamilton, is supporting terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, in calling for urgent action to prevent more people falling into unmanageable debt due to spiralling funeral costs.

He said:“I was amazed to hear the cost of a basic funeral which was just under £2,000 in 2004, has almost doubled and is now more than £4,000.

“This is a huge...

Neil Hamilton AM congratulates ‘inspirational’ Elly Neville

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, has praised an eight year old from Pembroke Dock for helping to raise over £150,000 for charity.

Mr Hamilton, was delighted to welcome Elly Neville, to the Senedd, this week and congratulate her on the success of the Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal.

The campaign, to raise funds for Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, began in 2015, after Elly won a school competition to design a collage of the...

Welsh Government aim for disposable plastic waste

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, has welcomed plans to consolidate Wales’s place as the leading UK nation for recycling and reducing waste.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for the Environment, was commenting after Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, told the Assembly she hoped to see Wales take the lead and become the world’s first ‘refill nation.’

She announced a series of measures, which included work getting underway to improve access...

AM urges public to have their say on rural crime

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging his constituents not to miss out on sharing their views on crime in rural areas.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is calling on people to take part in the 2018 National Rural Crime survey.

The previous report, three years ago, when 13,000 people responded, revealed the huge cost of rural crime at around £800 million a year.

Mr Hamilton said: “This is a staggering...

Take a ‘step back in time’

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is calling on his constituents to take a trip down memory lane this weekend.

This Sunday and Monday, May 6 and 7, Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, is holding a two day event to give visitors an insight into what it was like living during the First World War.

Thousands of visitors are expected to turn out to see infantry, cavalry, medical services, munitionettes, period police officers and civilians from...

Hamilton urges Welsh Goverment to save all-weather lifeboat

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging the Welsh Government to step in and fight plans to downgrade the all-weather lifeboat at New Quay.

The RNLI has decided to replace the Mersey class All Weather Lifeboat with a smaller inshore vessel when its service life expires in 2020.

The news has brought a storm of protest from local people and a petition calling on the RNLI to reverse their decision has so far attracted more than 15,000 signatures. The...

Hamilton AM backs ‘keep active’ campaign

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is backing a UK wide push to encourage patients to get up, dressed and keep moving.

The campaign, to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around, is also being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White.

The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve one million patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around, over a 70 day...