The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is about improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales through sustainable development.
The Act places a well-being duty on public sector bodies to take action to achieve 7 well-being goals in accordance with a ‘sustainable development principle’.
The 7 well-being goals are as follows:
- A prosperous Wales
- A resilient Wales
- A healthier Wales
- A more equal Wales
- A Wales of cohesive communities
- A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
- A globally responsible Wales
To demonstrate application of the ‘sustainable development principle’, public sector bodies will need to:
- Look to the long term
- Focus on prevention by understanding the root causes of issues
- Deliver an integrated approach to achieving the 7 well-being goals
- Work in collaboration with others to find shared sustainable solutions
- Involve diverse populations in decisions that affect them
Public sector bodies will act jointly through Public Services Boards to improve the well-being of their Local Authority area by working towards the objectives identified in the PSB’s local well-being plan.
Working more closely in partnership towards achieving the 7 well-being goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act will help ensure the city is a great place to live, work and play, now and in the future.