Statement of Well-being

Well-being of Future Generations: A shared vision and common purpose in Wales

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is about improving the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Wales.  For the first time in law public bodies have a shared vision and a common purpose.

The Act puts in place seven well-being goals to ensure we all work towards achieving the same shared vision.  Each well-being goal has a descriptor to help build a common understanding across Wales.

The Act also places a legal duty on public bodies to adopt the sustainable development principle when setting well-being objectives and in taking steps to meet those objectives.  In the Act the sustainable development principle is exemplified by the five ways of working.

Our Well-being Objectives

Best Start to Life
  • Children get the best start to life
  • Children and young people are equipped with the skills they need to be successful learners and confident individuals
Working Life 
  • Making skills work for Merthyr Tydfil: Developing the workforce of the future
  • Developing the environment and infrastructure for business to flourish
Environmental Well-being
  • Communities protect, enhance and promote our natural environment and countryside
  • Communities protect, develop and promote our heritage and cultural assets
Living Well
  • Developing safer communities
  • People have good physical and mental wellbeing
  • People live independently

Read our Statement of Well-being

Delivering Wellbeing in Merthyr Tydfil

Local Well-being Plan

In our Local Well-being Plan we outline our wellbeing objectives and the measures we will use to understand well-being in Merthyr Tydfil.  Our plan Focus on the Future: Well-being in our Community outlines the steps we will take to maximise our contribution to our well-being objectives.

Read our plan Focus on the Future: Well-being in our Community.

Annual Report

Each year we review our performance and evaluate progress made against the wellbeing objectives set out in our Statement of Well-being.

Read our latest Annual Report.

Independent Report

In addition to monitoring our own performance, the Wales Audit Office also carry out independent reviews. Each year the Wales Audit Office produces an annual improvement report.  This report sets out how well we are planning for improvement in delivering our services.

Read the latest Annual Improvement Report.

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