Well-being Plan 2018-2023
Having undertaken a local well-being assessment to understand the city’s strengths and challenges, Cardiff’s Public Services Board (PSB) has produced a Local Well-being Plan; a 5 year plan to respond to the issues raised.
Through Cardiff Well-being Plan the PSB identified seven priority areas (or well-being Objectives) for the focus of its work:
- A Capital City that works for Wales
- Cardiff grows in a resilient way
- Safe, confident and empowered communities
- Cardiff is a great place to grow up
- Supporting people out of poverty
- Cardiff is a great place to grow older
What is a Well-being Plan?
The Well-being Plan focuses on public service areas which require partnership working between the city’s public and community services, and with the citizens of Cardiff. The plan sets out where action needs to be taken as a priority.
The Plan contains ‘Well-being Objectives’, priorities that the Cardiff PSB has identified as being most important. It also contains ‘Commitments,’ or practical steps that the city’s public services will deliver over the next 5 years.
Why do we need a well-being plan?
Cardiff is going through a period of rapid change and faces the following challenges:
- Making sure the city’s growth benefits all citizens
- Reducing the gap in outcomes between the most and least deprived
- Making sure the city’s public services and infrastructures are resilient to population growth
- Delivering excellent public services, particularly for the vulnerable, at a time of austerity.
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.
- Cardiff’s Local Well-being Assessment: a comprehensive study of the quality of life in Cardiff undertaken in 2017.
- The views of the people of Cardiff: a programme of engagement on the development of the plan.
- The Cardiff Future Trends report: a report for the Cardiff Public Services Board that sets out the long term trends facing Cardiff and the impact these will have on the city’s public services.
- Future Generations Commissioner’s Advice: To assist Public Services Boards (PSB) in developing their Well-being Plans, the Future Generations Commissioner is required under Section (42) of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act to provide advice on how to take steps to meet the PSB’s draft objectives.
Cardiff Well-being Plan Annual Reports provide an update on how the city is performing by outlining the work that the Cardiff Public Services Board has undertaken over the past 12 months to deliver on its Well-being Plan.
The Well-being Plan sets 50 indicators for measuring the city’s performance. Cardiff in 2020 provides an interactive platform for comparing performance against the UK’s Core Cities and other Welsh Local Authorities.