Gwent Well-being Assessment

The Well-being of Future Generations Act places a duty on Public Services Boards (PSBs) to produce a local assessment of well-being every five years. The five separate PSBs in the Gwent region began work to undertake the assessment and engagement process in collaboration in January 2021. They agreed to produce a single Assessment for the whole of Gwent, with local assessments for each local authority area.

In a similar way to the production of the last Well-being Assessments in 2017, data was collected from a range of sources, including from Data Cymru, experts and the communities themselves, to get a fuller picture of what well-being looks like in the area. Officers from the PSB member organisations met regularly to agree how to produce the Assessment, building on the learning from the last round of Assessments to ensure that the statutory deadline for production was met. Workstreams were also established to consider the data analysis and presentation element, the Assessment document, and how best to engage with communities and experts on the findings.

The well-being assessment was published on 5th May 2022 and is now being used to develop the Gwent Well-being plan which will be published by May 2023.

Many thanks to those who have taken the time to give us their thoughts and advice in this process. The approved final Assessment is set out below in individual chapters:

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Our Approach to Involvement

4. Social

5. Economic

6. Environmental

7. Cultural

8. Local Area Well-being Assessments (see below)

9. Cross-cutting Themes

10. Conclusion

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Local Area Well-being Assessments: 

Blaenau GwentSirhowy Valley ; Ebbw Fawr ValleyUpper Ebbw Fach ; Lower Ebbw Fach

CaerphillyCaerphilly Basin  ;  Lower Islwyn  ;  Mid Valleys EastMid Valleys West  ; Upper Rhymney Valley

MonmouthshireMonmouthshire (complete) AbergavennyChepstow  ;  Monmouth  ;  Severnside  ;  Heart of Monmouthshire ; Monmouthshire

NewportCentral  ;  East  ;  North ;  North East  ;  North West  ;  South West

TorfaenBlaenavon  ;  Cwmbran  ;  Pontypool