The Gwent Public Services Board brings public bodies together to work to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Gwent. They are responsible, under the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, for overseeing the development of the new Local Wellbeing Plan.

Well-being of future generations

You may have heard of the ‘Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, but what is it all about? In a nutshell, it is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the people of Wales.

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5 ways of working

Public bodies need to make sure that when making their decisions they take into account the impact they could have on people living their lives in Wales in the future. There are 5 things that public bodies need to think about to show that they have applied the sustainable development principle. Following these ways of working will help us work together better, avoid repeating past mistakes and tackle some of the long-term challenges we are facing.

  1. Long term
  2. The importance of balancing short-term needs with the need to safeguard the ability to also meet long-term needs.

  3. Prevention
  4. How acting to prevent problems occurring or getting worse may help public bodies meet their objectives.

  5. Integration
  6. Considering how the public body’s wellbeing objectives may impact upon each of the wellbeing goals, on their other objectives, or on the objectives of other public bodies.

  7. Collaboration
  8. Acting in collaboration with any other person (or different parts of the body itself) that could help the body to meet its wellbeing objectives.

  9. Involvement
  10. The importance of involving people with an interest in achieving the wellbeing goals, and ensuring that those people reflect the diversity of the area which the body serves.

Further information

Board member profiles

Profiles of the members of the Gwent PSB

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Cost of living help

Concerned about the cost of living? Find out what support is available in Gwent

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Getting involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved

How to get involved

Public Services Board meetings

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