The 12-week statutory consultation period on Cardiff Public Services Board’s (PSB’s) Draft Local Well-being Plan 2023-28 ran from 28 October 2022 to 20 January 2023.
The Plan responds to a wide-ranging evidence base on the quality of life and public services in Cardiff, and how these might change over the years to come. This includes:
- Cardiff’s Local Well-being Assessment: a comprehensive study of the quality of life in Cardiff undertaken in 2022. The assessment includes a ‘Cardiff Today’ report, which identifies where the city is performing well, where it needs to improve and its key challenges, and a ‘Cardiff Tomorrow’ report, which sets out the long-term trends facing Cardiff and the impact these will have on the city’s public services.
- The Cardiff and Vale Population Needs Assessment: an assessment of the needs for care and support amongst the residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, and the range and level of services required to meet that need.
- The views of the people of Cardiff
It does this by setting out the Cardiff PSB’s priorities for partnership action over the next 5 years. This includes a list of things that the PSB will measure (‘outcome indicators’) to make sure that they are achieving this.
Complementary to the Draft Plan is Cardiff’s new City Dashboard, which can be accessed here.
The Dashboard provides access to the latest data which helps paint a picture of life in Cardiff and allows you to review the major trends relating to a range of issues such as the economy, the environment, community safety, health and wellbeing. It also provides a detailed profile of each ward in Cardiff and allows for a comparison of life in Cardiff with other areas of the UK (where the data is available).
Work is now ongoing to amend the Plan in line with the feedback received; a final version of the Well-being Plan will be published in May 2023.
In the meantime, the PSB has produced a report which outlines the main findings of the public consultation, as well as the key findings from a number of consultation and engagement exercises undertaken over the course of the past year. The ‘Consultation Overview Report’ can be found here.