Ceredigion’s first Local Well-being Plan has been launched in an event with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe.
The Ceredigion Public Services Board (PSB) has been developing its first Local Well-being Plan (the Plan) which details how the PSB will be working together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Ceredigion over the next five years. Published on 1 May 2018, the Well-being Aims within the Plan are designed to maximise the PSB’s contribution within Ceredigion to achieve national Well-being Goals.
Guest speaker Sophie Howe, The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, said “Well-being planning is now part of what organisations in Wales should do for the benefit of current and future generations in Wales and as part of their duties under the Well-being of Future Generations Act. I would like to congratulate everyone who has worked hard on the well-being plan and I am encouraged by the willingness to explore new ways of addressing old and persistent problems, in particular, working together with other Public Services Boards and involving people and communities of Ceredigion.”
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, came into force in April 2016. This Act requires public sector bodies to come together through a PSB for their local areas. Following on from an Assessment of Local Well-being, the findings were used by the PSB to identify and plan the collective actions it will take to improve well-being in Ceredigion now and in the future.
The launch event of the Plan, held on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at Theatr Felinfach, Dyffryn Aeron, was opened by Ceredigion PSB Chair Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn said, “A tremendous amount of work, time and detail has gone into developing this Plan to ensure it is comprehensive and relevant to Ceredigion. Two clear strands emerged from development Workshops that form the Guiding Principles of Community Resilience and Individual Resilience. 6 Well-being Aims were also identified to sit beneath the Guiding Principles, and together these underpin the Plan, which will guide our work for the next 5 years and beyond. The PSB is looking forward to delivering the Plan through its newly established Project Groups and is excited by this new way of working”.
Along with the Commissioner and the PSB Chair, the audience at the event also heard from Diana Davies, Future Generations and Ceredigion Public Services Board Manager, who gave an overview of the Plan as well as the six newly appointed Chairs of the Project Groups established to deliver the Plan. The Chairs are Eifion Evans, Ceredigion County Council; Hazel Lloyd Lubran, Ceredigion Association for Voluntary Organisations; Ben Wilson, Natural Resources Wales; Iwan Cray, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Aberystwyth University; and Ros Jervis, Hywel Dda University Health Board.
More information on the PSB and the Plan can be seen here.
Image: Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan Launch
Front row: Hazel Lloyd Lubran, Ceredigion Association for Voluntary Organisations; Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Ceredigion Public Services Board Chair and Ceredigion County Council Leader; Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales; Bernardine Rees OBE, Ceredigion Public Services Board Vice-chair and Hywel Dda University Health Board Chair; Diana Davies, Future Generations and Ceredigion Public Services Board Manager, Ceredigion County Council.
Back row: Polly Sills-Jones, Regional Well-being Coordinator; Eifion Evans, Ceredigion County Council; Ben Wilson, Natural Resources Wales; Iwan Cray, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service; and Ros Jervis, Hywel Dda University Health Board.