CLWYD South AM Ken Skates has welcomed the Welsh Government’s announcement that it will pump an extra £11m into a ‘vital’ free scheme which aims give children the best start in life.
Mr Skates said the plan to expand the Flying Start programme – announced by Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty, Vaughan Gething, last week – was ‘fantastic news’ for families in Wales’ most deprived areas.
“This is further proof of Welsh Labour’s commitment to giving children the best possible start in life and it’s fantastic news for families in our most disadvantaged communties,” said Mr Skates.
“I know the Flying Start programme is making a real difference in Clwyd South as it is throughout Wales, and it’s a vital initiative of which I am particularly proud. Some 23,579 children are already benefiting from the scheme and we want it to cover 36,000 children and their families by the end of the Assembly term in 2016.”