The Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan was agreed by the Ceredigion Public Services Board on 16th April 2018 and published on the 1st May 2018.
Background to the Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan
Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, came into force in April 2016. This new Act requires public sector bodies to come together through a Public Services Board (PSB) for their local areas.
Assessment of Local Well-being
The Assessment of Local Well-being is a statutory requirement under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, and its purpose is to set out what is important to people and communities in Ceredigion in terms of well-being.
The Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being, that can be viewed here, was informed by extensive engagement and survey work with citizens and stakeholders, and consideration of relevant information such as existing data, evidence and research. The Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being was approved and published by the PSB at the end of March 2017. The full engagement report and consultation summary report on the Assessment can be viewed on the Related Documents tab.
The findings from the Assessment of Local Well-being have been 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.
Local Well-being Plan
The PSB is required to set Well-being Aims designed to maximise its contribution within Ceredigion to achieving national Well-being Goals. These will form the basis of a 5-year Local Well-being Plan which sets out how the Board will be working together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Ceredigion.
The factors considered in the Assessment noted above, were explored in a range of workshops with PSB Executive Groups members and PSB members. Two clear strands emerged that form the Guiding Principles of Community Resilience and Individual Resilience for the Plan.
At the workshops, 6 Well-being Aims were also identified to sit beneath the Guiding Principles, and together these underpin the draft Local Well-being Plan, which will guide our work for the next 5 years and beyond.
The actions contained in the draft Local Well-being Plan were developed through three ‘#Ideas Exchange’ events made up of public service frontline staff workshops and public drop-in sessions, and supporting information obtained through a Joint Alliance Workshop (Third Sector Alliance, Carers Alliance and Older People’s Forum). Members of staff and the general public participated in these events that concentrated on developing possible actions that were both achievable and relevant to the extra scope provided by combining the efforts of the individual PSB member organisations. The draft Plan was also considered by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and has been informed by numerous stakeholders and partners.
A 12 week public consultation was held on the draft Local Well-being Plan from the 5th of October 2017 until the 3rd January 2018. A Consultation Summary & Analysis Report can be viewed here. Changes following the consultation period were proposed and agreed by the Board and the process of agreeing the final Plan began in February 2018.
Member organisations of the Board approved the Local Well-being Plan through their own governance arrangements before the Board approved the final version on the 16th April 2018. The Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan was published on the 1st May 2018.