The Well-being of Future Generations

The Well-being of Future Generations

Find out how we’re working with others to improve the social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being of people in Wales.


The Well-being of Future Generations Act is a new law which is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

It means that we must do our work in a sustainable way, and think about the impact our work can have for people living in Wales, now and in the future.

We must work with other public bodies in Wales to:

  • work together better
  • involve people reflecting the diversity of our communities
  • look to the long term as well as focusing on now
  • take action to try and stop problems getting worse - or even stop them happening in the first place.

This page on the Welsh Government website tells you more about the act and why it is in place. There is also a short animation which explains the positive impact this will have for people living in Wales.

Public Services Boards

These boards have been set up as part of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, and they replace the Local Service Board (LSB) which were in place previously.

Their purpose is to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in their area by working together to achieve the well-being goals.

There are 19 Local Public Service boards and there will be 20 Local Well-being Assessment drafts produced ready for public consultation.

The Statutory Members of each Public Services Board are:

  • The local authority
  • The Local Health Board
  • The Fire and Rescue Authority
  • Natural Resources Wales

In addition to the statutory members each Public Service Board will invite the following people to participate:

  • Welsh Ministers
  • Chief Constables
  • The police and crime commissioner
  • Certain Probation Services
  • At least one body representing relevant voluntary organisations
  • PSBs will also be able to invite other public service organisations to participate

Draft assessments of local well-being…have your say

Each Public Services Board (PSB) has conducted an assessment of well-being in their area, as required by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and its associated statutory and non-statutory guidance.

The Public Services Boards are now consulting on their draft well-being assessments. These have been developed using data and evidence from a range of people and organisations. There are 19 Public Services Boards and there will be 20 Local Well-being Assessment drafts produced for public consultation.

NRW is a statutory member of all the Public Services Boards across Wales. We have provided data and evidence that we hold or have access to on environmental and natural resource issues, to inform the draft assessments of local well-being. NRW, through your response to the consultations, would like to know what you think about the Environmental well-being of your area including: what’s important to you, what’s good, and what needs improving.

The Public Services Boards welcome partners and stakeholders views on the draft local well-being assessments (either individually or on behalf of your organisation).

Please leave your feedback by clicking on the link for your local area below:

Local Public Service Boards

Consultation period

Anglesey & Gwynedd

Public consultation open until 13 April 2017.

Blaenau Gwent

Public consultation open until 28 February 2017.

Bridgend

Public consultation open until 19 March 2017.

Caerphilly

Public consultation open until 31 January 2017.

Cardiff

Public consultation open until 26 February 2017.

Carmarthenshire

Public consultation open until 3 March 2017.

Ceredigion

Public consultation open until 13 February 2017.

Conwy & Denbigh

Public consultation open until 17 March 2017.

Cwm Taf (Merthyr and RCT)

Public consultation open until 31 March 2017.

Flintshire

Public consultation open until 31 March 2017.

Monmouthshire

Public consultation open until 28 February 2017.

Neath Port Talbot

Public consultation open until 12 April 2017.

Newport

Public consultation open until 12 February 2017.

Pembrokeshire

Public consultation open until 20 March 2017.

Powys

Public consultation open until 26 February 2017.

Swansea

Public consultation open until 28 February 2017.

Torfaen

Public consultation open until 23 February 2017.

Vale of Glamorgan

Public consultation open until 5 February 2017.

Wrexham

Public Consultation open until 27 February 2017.

 

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