Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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 WalesEssentials FGA
  • 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 economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of the Local Authority area. Statutory membership includes the Local Authority, Health Board, Fire and Rescue Service and Natural Resources Wales.

Delivering on the 7 well-being goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act will help ensure Cardiff is a great place to live, work and play, now and in the future and will help Cardiff move closer towards achieving its vision of becoming ‘Europe’s most liveable capital city’.