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Matthew Hemsley

Campaigns and Advocacy Manager at Oxfam Cymru

All posts by Matthew Hemsley

What should we learn from Communities First

It won't have escaped your attention that the Welsh Government is soon to end its flagship programme for tackling poverty in Wales, Communities First.  ...

We want a Wales where local services are designed with people at their heart

In Wales almost a quarter of people live in relative poverty.  ...

The refugee crisis has a name, has a face

Photo: Matt at an informal settlement in North Bekaa Matt Hemsley, Oxfam Cymru's Campaigns and Advocacy Manager is spending the week in Lebanon, learning more about the refugee crisis.  ...

Tripoli: A Changing City

Photo: Shayma'a, 6, in the washing and bathroom are of the warehouse her family rent in Bab al Tabbaneh in Tripoli, Lebanon. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam # ...

Lebanon: First Reflections

Photo: Syrian refugee children near the town of Baalbek in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam Matt Hemsley, Oxfam Cymru's Campaigns and...

Will party manifestos Even It Up in Wales?

Back in January, Oxfam Cymru launched our Even It Up document, a Blueprint for Change for the incoming Welsh Government following the Welsh Assembly election on 5 May. You can watch this short videos...

Living Wage is key to get the people of Wales out of poverty

During this Living Wage Week which celebrates the Living Wage and Living Wage employers, Oxfam Cymru is calling on the Welsh Government to make Wales a Living Wage nation to help get more people...

Even It Up in Wales

Over the last fifteen years global poverty levels have halved - that's really positive news, and gives us a great chance of eliminating global poverty over the next 15 years. ...