Welsh Government launches survey to determine the impact of Covid-19 on the use of the Welsh language in the community
The Welsh Government recently (14 September 2020) launched a community survey into the impact of the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 on volunteering through the medium of Welsh and use of the Welsh language.
To gather information from as many groups as possible all groups, organisations and clubs that promote the Welsh language or provide opportunities for people to use Welsh locally, are being asked to complete the online questionnaire, which was launched recently.
The questionnaire is designed to gather an up-to-date picture of the opportunities that exist to use Welsh within the community. With the help of the Mentrau Iaith, the questionnaire will be distributed by e-mail to community groups operating in their areas, and the local Mentrau Iaith will encourage and help them to complete the questionnaire.
Eluned Morgan, Minister for the Welsh Language, recently said:
Volunteering through the medium of Welsh and the resulting opportunities to use Welsh in the community has been the backbone of the Welsh language and also play a vitally important role in promoting it.
We are grateful to the Mentrau Iaith for their support, the results of the questionnaire will give Welsh Government and the Mentrau Iaith a wider picture in order to draw up policies in order to safeguard opportunities to use Welsh at a community level in the future.
I would like to encourage everyone who receives the questionnaire to complete it and share their experiences with us.
The questionnaire will be live from 14 September to 2 October 2020.
You can find out more by contacting WelshLanguageData@gov.wales
Latest News from
Fund to tackle loneliness and isolation launched03/12/2021 09:05:00
A fund to tackle loneliness and social isolation will help grass root organisations bring communities together across Wales.
Co-operation Agreement signed02/12/2021 14:05:00
The First Minister and Leader of Plaid Cymru yesterday signed the Co-operation Agreement, marking the start of a 3-year partnership.
Changes to GP contract to improve access to appointments01/12/2021 14:05:00
Health Minister Eluned Morgan today (1 December) announced new changes to the GP contract to help to improve access to appointments.
Minister launches ‘Ending Homelessness Action Plan’ with new funding for private rented sector to play their part30/11/2021 14:10:00
The Welsh Government’s commitment to end homelessness will be made clear in the Senedd later today as Climate Change Minister Julie James launches the Ending Homelessness Action Plan.
New food and drink vision launched as Winter Fair returns29/11/2021 14:05:00
Growing the Welsh food and drink industry’s value to £8.5bn and increasing the number of employees in the sector who receive the Welsh Living Wage to 80%, both by 2025, are at the heart of a new Welsh Government vision.
Welsh Government issues direction for the closure of Cinema & Co in Swansea29/11/2021 11:05:00
The Welsh Government has issued a direction for the closure of Cinema & Co in Swansea on public health grounds.
New approach to children’s care piloted in Wales.29/11/2021 09:05:00
A Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) pilot was recently launched in Wales offering an alternative family court for children’s care and help keep families together.
Avian Influenza identified in poultry on Anglesey26/11/2021 14:05:00
The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop has confirmed the presence of avian influenza H5N1 in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks at a premises on the Isle of Anglesey.