The First Minister of Wales has announced that a decision on whether to allow ‘support bubbles’ in Wales will be made next week.
The introduction of ‘support bubbles’ would allow people who live alone to move between households.
They are currently allowed in England and have been welcomed as a support measure for elderly people and couples who live apart.
Many people who live alone have argued that allowing them to move between households would be vital for their mental health and wellbeing.
Speaking at the Welsh Government’s daily press briefing, First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “We have had extensive discussion this week on the issue of extended households and whether we would be able to allow two households to come together to form a single household for practical reasons.
“I hope to be in a position very early next week to reach some conclusions and make some announcements on that.”
The First Minister’s next update will be given on Monday, June 29.
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