The Well-Being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015 is a new piece of challenging legislation promoted by the Welsh Government. This ground-breaking legislation aims to improve further the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales now and for the longer-term.
The Act is underpinned by seven ‘well-being’ goals:
- 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
Public sector partners need to work together to achieve these goals. The first step required of public sector partners is to make a deep analysis of the conditions of ‘well-being’ in the communities they serve by using all available data. The second step is to agree a ‘Local Well Being Plan’ for collective action.
The Assessment provides a contemporary picture of life and well-being in Flintshire. The themes included in the assessment will be things that matter to you. We would like you to tell us if you recognise the picture it paints of Flintshire.
Click here to view the Draft Assessment of Well-being for Flintshire - Summary document
Click here to view the Assessment of Well-being for Flintshire - Area Profiles
Click here to view the Draft Assessment of Well-being for Flintshire - Full document
Click here to provide your feedback. The closing date for feedback is Friday 31st March 2017.
Flintshire Public Services Board (PSB)
Flintshire has a longstanding and proud track record of partnership working. The communities it serves expect statutory and third sector partners to work together to manage shared priorities through collaboration. The Flintshire Public Services Board (PSB) is at the heart of promoting a positive culture of working together and concentrates energy, effort and resources on providing efficient and effective services to local communities.
The Flintshire PSB is a statutory body which was established on 1st April 2016 following the introduction of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The Flintshire PSB replaces the Flintshire Local Service Board (LSB).
The Flintshire PSB is made up of senior leaders from a number of public and voluntary organisations. The Board has a membership made up of both statutory members (i.e. prescribed by law) and invited members as listed below. The statutory members are shown with an *
Together these organisations are responsible for developing and managing the Well-being Plan for Flintshire.
| Flintshire County Council*
|| North Wales Police
| Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board*
|| Coleg Cambria
| North Wales Fire and Rescue Service*
|| Glyndwr University
| Natural Resources Wales*
|| Public Health Wales
| North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
|| Welsh Government
| National Probation Service (Wales)
|| Flintshire Local Voluntary Council
| Wales Community Rehabilitation Company
The primary purpose of the Board is to protect, sustain and improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Flintshire through collaborative working as a single public service.
The Flintshire PSB has five principal roles:
- To discharge the duties of a PSB including producing and working to a Local Well-Being Plan;
- To identify and prioritise the contemporary challenges where collective leadership and problem-solving is called for, and common issues as both providers or services and as employers where collective action is called for;
- To ensure consistent and effective governance and performance across the strategic partnership which supports the PSB;
- To promote collaboration in the design and provision of local public services and to make best economic use of local partners and resources in the fulfilment of common aims and priorities; and
- To promote and maintain effective and trusting partnership relationships amongst local public service leaders in support of the above roles.
The principal activities of the PSB are:
- To prepare and publish an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Flintshire;
- To prepare and publish a Local Well-being Plan for Flintshire setting out local objectives and the steps the PSB propose to take to meet them;
- To continue to performance manage the adopted priority work-streams of the Board in pursuit if the outcomes they aspire to;
- To oversee the complementary performance and contribution of the local strategic partnerships; and
- To prepare and publish an annual report that sets out the Board’s progress in meeting their aims and objectives.
In fulfilling its roles and activities the Board will contribute to the seven national ‘Well-Being’ goals:
- 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
Sustainable development is an under-pinning principle of the PSB. This means thinking, planning and acting in a way where the needs of the present are met without compromising the future and limiting the opportunities for the generations that will follow. When making decisions the Board will think, plan and act for the long-term, preventatively, through integration and collaboration, and by being inclusive and involving.
Whilst the Flintshire PSB realise that there is much that could be done to add value to public service and to the communities of Flintshire they have identified and agreed a number of priorities for 2016/17 that support the seven goals of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. These are:
- Supporting Independent Living
- Vulnerability, Intervention and Prevention including Community Safety and Supporting Families with Complex Needs
- Inspiring Community Resilience including Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour
These priorities have been chosen as the themes where the PSB can add most value and make a positive and lasting difference. Working together to make an impact in these priorities is the collective aim of the Flintshire PSB, realising that no single organisation can achieve on their own; the partner organisations represented on the PSB can collectively make a positive difference for the people who live, visit and work in Flintshire.
Flintshire PSB Meetings take place on a quarterly basis as follows: