The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, which came into force in April 2015, is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
It places a duty on public sector organisations and partner agencies to work together and come up with a plan which helps to improve the well-being of not just the current generation but taking into account the needs of future generations.
The statutory members which make up the Powys Public Service Board are:
The invited participants are:
The organisations involved had to set up a board - the Public Service Board.
The members had to gather and analyse as much data and insights as they could about residents' well-being and publish this.
This is called a draft Well-being Assessment.
Now they need to decide which issues to prioritise and what they can do to respond to improve well-being.
These actions are then included in a long term Well-being Plan for Powys, which will be reviewed every 5 years.
We have gathered lots of information and data on well-being over the past year.
We now have well over 300 datasets on a diverse range of topics which helped us build up a picture of life in Powys and tell us things like how many:
tourists visit Powys and how much they contribute to the economy
childcare places are available for parents
older people are in residential settings or receive care in their own home
rights of way there are across the county
children are in care
children come out of secondary school with five GCSE’s or more
We know a lot of things about the population as a whole and we’ve also been able to look at data across seven specific geographies to see how life differs from one part of Powys to another.
The data has been analysed and checked and the Well-being Assessment shows up where the Public Services Board, its partners and the communities of Powys can work together to improve well-being.
The assessment is telling us that travelling around Powys, poverty and deprivation and suitable accommodation for older people are potential areas where we need to do more to enhance well-being for you as citizens.
From choirs to community council meetings, supermarket sessions to school visits the officers are keen to hear your views on well-being where you live.