(Original post by joemullally)
I don't think I've got the like knowledge for it tbh, I'm more of a thinking up idea's kind of guy :P I probably also don't know enough about the goings on on here for it. I'd be willing to learn though.
Another policy I think we should have is that we should have some sort of funding available to make it easier for first time buyers / young people to buy homes.
There is a major problem in Wales, as in any other country with a large tertiary sector (coming mainly from tourism) in that a lot of the homes that are small enough for first time buyers are bought as holiday homes and lived in for a couple of weeks each year. This drives up the prices on these small houses so that tourists can have their "lovely little cottage in wales for the wettest summer of their natural born lives", some sort of grant for first time buyers would be ideal, even if it's just a small gesture, we need to encourage the young people to set their roots in Wales.
There are a lot of people I know who have moved away for work / housing, one of my best friends is now in Essex. There just aren't enough opportunities for the younger generation. This would also impact on the language as they'd be taking any potential of having children around the area with them, meaning more Welsh speakers leave Wales.
This is another reason I agree with improving the quality and quantity of Gorwelion / PSE style lessons in early years. Increase their knowledge and understanding of how to gain work, what opportunities are available etc etc.
Also I'd increase the number of apprenticeships available, this will give people a greater ability to gain the experience necessary to move into the world of work. Offering small businesses grants to take on apprentices would also help the small businesses, two birds and all that allowing them to expand as they could take on more work.
I myself am having to move away for university, I hope to come back here and work when I am older but am unsure as to whether it will be feasible a few years down the line. Who knows where I will have set up etc etc.
Creating more opportunities for the Young within Wales will mean that more people will stay in Wales, thus speaking Welsh etcetc.
I have a lot of friends at the moment who have young families in the area, the notion of getting a place they could own / rent without having to live with three or sometimes even four generations in a household is something that under the current system is difficult for them, not impossible, however, who wants to make it unattractive to live in an area you were born in due to a lack of work / housing as opposed to other areas.
However, these are all great ideas but funding them would be a hynllef.