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.
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 will set out how the Board will be working together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Ceredigion. This Plan must be in place by April 2018.
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 has also been considered by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and has been informed by numerous stakeholders and partners.
Before we approve the draft Local Well-being Plan, we want to hear your views on the Well-being Aims and Actions that are proposed within it. Your views as the citizens of Ceredigion have been integral to developing the plan to date and as part of our ongoing conversation with you we want to hear from you again before the final plan is agreed.
You can respond to the consultation on-line or alternatively you can download the response form and return to us via email or post using the address given at the end of the form. The deadline for responses is 12 noon on 3rd January 2018.
If you would like a copy of the draft plan on paper or in another accessible format, or if you would like any further information, please contact us by:
Phone: 01545 572003
Post: Press Office, Ceredigion County Council, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, SA46 0PA