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 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.

Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being 2022

This is the second Assessment produced by the Ceredigion PSB since the introduction of the Act. The Assessment is informed by data, research and evidence gathering, from listening to people and stakeholders, and through consideration of future trends and the things which we can project might happen tomorrow, which we need to start planning for today. The Assessment provides the evidence base for the Local Well-being Plan, which will determine what Ceredigion PSB will do over the next 5 years to improve the well-being of people and communities in the County.

The PSB approved the Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being 2022 at the beginning of March 2022. The Assessment and appendices 1-12 (which includes the methodology, engagement information, data sources and gaps and community profiles) are located on the related documents tab to the right.

Local Well-being Plan

The PSB is required to set Well-being Aims designed to maximise its contribution to achieving the National Well-being Goals, within Ceredigion. 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 last Local Well-being Plan was approved in 2018, the Plan is located on the related documents tab to the right. In order to develop the Plan, the PSB held a number of workshops for members to consider and explore the findings from the 2017 Assessment of Local Well-being. Two clear strands emerged that form the Guiding Principles of Community Resilience and Individual Resilience for the Plan and six Well-being Aims were identified. The actions in the Local Well-being Plan were developed through engagement events with public service frontline staff, stakeholders and the public. The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales also considered the Plan.

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.

The new Local Well-being Plan (2023-2028), which will build on the Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being 2022, is currently in development. The draft Local Well-being Plan will go out to public consultation during the summer of 2022, and the Plan will be published in 2023.